TITLE

Shape recovery of nanoscale imprints in a thermoset “shape memory” polymer

AUTHOR(S)
Nelson, Brent A.; King, William P.; Gall, Ken
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;3/7/2005, Vol. 86 Issue 10, p103108
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This letter reports temperature-dependent recovery of atomic force microscope tip-formed indentations in a thermoset shape memory polymer. The indentations are made at both room temperature and 69 °C, and then recovered at temperatures between 40 °C and 70 °C. The shape recovery is more complete for higher anneal temperatures, and is relatively independent of time for 102–104 s. The experiments show shape memory in the 1–100 nm size scale.
ACCESSION #
16581516

 

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