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November 23rd, 2007

Shape and Temperature Memory of Nanocomposites with Broadened Glass Transition

Abstract:
Shape-memory polymers can revert to their original shape when they are reheated. The stress generated by shape recovery is a growing function of the energy absorbed during deformation at a high temperature; thus, high energy to failure is a necessary condition for strong shape-memory materials. We report on the properties of composite nanotube fibers that exhibit this particular feature.

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