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Title: Two-way shape memory effect in polymer laminates
Authors: Chen, S
Hu, J 
Zhuo, H
Zhu, Y
Keywords: Composite materials
Layer technique
Multilayer structure
Shape memory
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: North-Holland
Source: Materials letters, 2008, v. 62, no. 25, p. 4088-4090 How to cite?
Journal: Materials letters 
Abstract: Novel polymer laminate exhibiting two-way shape memory effect has been prepared by layer technique with the shape memory polymer and elastic polymer. In this paper, we demonstrate the two-way shape memory behavior, i.e., bending on heating and reverse bending on cooling; describe the preparation procedure; and investigate its two-way shape memory mechanism. Finally, it suggests that the mechanism can be ascribed to the release of elastic strain of shape memory polymer layer upon heating, and the elastic strain recovery induced by the bending force of substrate layer upon cooling.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/25882
ISSN: 0167-577X
EISSN: 1873-4979
DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2008.05.073
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