Optically transparent high temperature shape memory polymers

  • Xinli Xiao, Xueying Qiu, Deyan Kong, Wenbo Zhang, Yanju Liu, Jinsong Leng
  • Soft Matter, January 2016, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • DOI: 10.1039/c5sm02703a

Optically Transparent Shape Memory Polyimide- A Candidate for Flexible Electronics

What is it about?

The optically transparent shape memory polyimide (TSMPI) combines shape memory effects with high thermal stabilities, good mechanical properties and optical transparency.

Why is it important?

TSMPI maintained high dimensional stability and optical transparency against thermal cycles during the operating process, similar to inorganic glass. Moreover, it possesses advantages of flexibility, lightness and processability compared with fragile glass analogues.


Dr Xinli Xiao
Harbin Institute of Technology

TSMPI is expected to find applications in flexible optoelectronic devices, as well as common shape memory applications undergoing high temperature environments, such as deployable space structures, jet propulsion systems, high temperature sensors and actuators.

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

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