Thermal Responsive Shape Memory Polymers for Biomedical Applications
UMass Chan AffiliationsDepartment of Cell Biology
Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation
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AbstractSummary: Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are a type of polymeric materials that can be programmed to memorize a less-constrained shape/configuration, subsequently assume a strained temporary shape/configuration, and then revert to the memorized shape/configuration upon triggering by an external stimulus(Lendlein & Kelch, 2002). Such responsiveness to stimuli is reminiscent of the adaptive responses universally observed in living organisms. Based on the nature of the external stimulus, SMPs can be categorized into light-responsive SMPs, chemical-responsive SMPs, magnetic field-responsive SMPs, and thermal-responsive SMPs, etc. Thermal-responsive SMPs are one of the most studied systems and will be the focus of this chapter.
Jianwen Xu and Jie Song (2011). Thermal Responsive Shape Memory Polymers for Biomedical Applications, in: Biomedical Engineering - Frontiers and Challenges, Reza Fazel-Rezai (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-309-5, InTech, Available from: http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/thermal-responsive-shape-memory-polymers-for-biomedical-applications
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