Study on the activation of styrene-based shape memory polymer by medium-infrared laser light

Jinsong Leng; Dawei Zhang; Yanju Liu; Kai Yu; Xin Lan
March 2010
Applied Physics Letters;3/15/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 11, p111905
Academic Journal
This paper demonstrates the feasibility of shape memory polymer (SMP) activation by medium-infrared laser light. Medium-infrared light is transmitted by an optical fiber embedded in the SMP matrix, and the shape recovery process and temperature distribution are recorded by an infrared camera. Light-induced SMP exhibits potential applications in biomedicines and flexible displays.


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