Shape Memory Polymer Nanocomposites

형상 기억 고분자 나노 복합 소재

  • Hong, Jin-Ho (Department of Chemical Engineering, Inha University) ;
  • Yun, Ju-Ho (Enviromental Materials & Components R&D Center, Korea Automotive Technology Institute) ;
  • Kim, Il (The WCU Center for Synthetic Polymer Bioconjugate Hybrid Materials, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Pusan National University) ;
  • Shim, Sang-Eun (Department of Chemical Engineering, Inha University)
  • Received : 2010.07.13
  • Accepted : 2010.07.28
  • Published : 2010.09.30


The term 'shape memory polymers (SMPs)' describes a class of polymers which can remember the original shape and recover from deformed to its original shape by the applied stimuli, e.g., heat, electricity, magnetic field, light, etc. SMPs are classified as one of the 'smart polymers' and have great potentials as high-value-added materials. Especially, low thermal, electrical, and mechanical properties of SMPs can be improved by incorporating the various fillers. This paper aims to review the SMPs and their basic principles, and the trends of the development of SMPs nanocomposites.


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