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Bioinspired Mechanically Adaptive Polymer Nanocomposites with Water-Activated Shape-Memory Effect
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New biomimetic, stimuli-responsive mechanically adaptive nanocomposites, which change their mechanical properties upon exposure to water and display a water-activated shape-memory effect, were investigated. These materials were produced by introducing rigid cotton cellulose nanowhiskers (CNWs) into a rubbery polyurethane (PU) matrix.
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This page is a summary of: Bioinspired Mechanically Adaptive Polymer Nanocomposites with Water-Activated Shape-Memory Effect, Macromolecules, September 2011, American Chemical Society (ACS), DOI: 10.1021/ma201502k.
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