Shape-Memory Polymers with Adjustable High Glass Transition Temperatures

  • Xinli Xiao, Deyan Kong, Xueying Qiu, Wenbo Zhang, Fenghua Zhang, Liwu Liu, Yanju Liu, Shen Zhang, Yang Hu, Jinsong Leng
  • Macromolecules, June 2015, American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b00654

Shape Memory Polymers with Adjustable Glass Transition Temperatures Higher Than 300 Centigrade

What is it about?

High temperature shape memory polymers (SMPs) are suitable candidates for structures demanding light weight and large recoverable strains in various fields that undergo high temperatures

Why is it important?

The high temperature shape memory PI may provide unique solution to numerous applications requiring high temperature shape memory effects, such as deployable space structures (e.g. solar arrays hinges and trusses to move mirrors), morphing structures (e.g. ailerons of aircrafts and temporary shelters), smart jet propulsion system, high temperature sensors and actuators, etc


Dr Xinli Xiao
Harbin Institute of Technology

PI has been used as bushings, bearings, socket and other constructive parts, and the combination of shape memory effects will extend its applications.

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The following have contributed to this page: Dr Jinsong Leng, Professor Jinsong Leng, and Dr Xinli Xiao

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