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March 3rd, 2006

Nanoparticles boost shape-memory effect

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Researchers at the Institute of Polymer Research in Germany and DKI German Institute for Polymers have incorporated magnetic nanoparticles in thermoplastic polymers to create shape-memory materials. Applying a magnetic field to a temporarily deformed piece of the material causes it to change back to its original shape, a phenomenon that could be exploited in medical applications.

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