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Title: Novel behavior in smart polymeric materials : stress memory and its potential applications
Authors: Hu, JL 
Narayana, H
Keywords: Memory stress
Smart compression actuators
Stimuli responsive polymer
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Source: Advances in science and technology, 2017, v. 97, p. 93-99 How to cite?
Journal: Advances in science and technology 
Abstract: Materials, structures and systems, responsive to an external stimulus are smart and adaptive to our human demands. Among smart materials, polymers with shape memory effect are at the forefront of research leading to comprehensive publications and wide applications. In this paper, we extend the concept of shape memory polymers to stress memory ones, which have been discovered recently. Like shape memory, stress memory represents a phenomenon where the stress in a polymer can be programmed, stored and retrieved reversibly with an external stimulus such as temperature and magnetic field. Stress memory may be mistaken as the recovery stress which was studied quite broadly. Our further investigation also reveals that stress memory is quite different from recovery stress containing multi-components including elastic and viscoelastic forces in addition to possible memory stress. Stress memory could be used into applications such as sensors, pressure garments, massage devices, electronic skins and artificial muscles. The current revelation of stress memory potentials is emanated from an authentic application of memory fibres, films, and foams in the smart compression devices for the management of chronic and therapeutic disorders.
Description: CIMTEC 2016, 7th Forum on New Materials - Part A, Perugia, Italy, June 5-9, 2016
ISSN: 1662-0356
DOI: 10.4028/
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