Shape memory polymers with high and low temperature resistant properties

  • Xinli Xiao, Deyan Kong, Xueying Qiu, Wenbo Zhang, Yanju Liu, Shen Zhang, Fenghua Zhang, Yang Hu, Jinsong Leng
  • Scientific Reports, September 2015, Nature
  • DOI: 10.1038/srep14137

Low Earth-Orbital Shape Memory Polymers

What is it about?

This research has offered a likely candidate resin for deployable and morphing structures in harsh environments such as low earth orbit (LEO)

Why is it important?

Many polymers will suffer from embrittlement at low temperature and degradation at high temperature, and here high temperature shape memory polymers that can withstand the harsh temperatures for durable applications are synthesized.


Dr Xinli Xiao
Harbin Institute of Technology

This paper represents an important step in the applications of SMP structures for extreme conditions like space

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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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