The basic principles and mechanism of shape memory polymers, classification of shape memory polymers, and related characterization techniques are illustrated. Furthermore, an overview of the broad spectrum of applications in various fields for shape memory polymer is presented. Special focus will be given to hyperbranched, blended, interpenetrating and bio-based shape memory polymers, as well as shape memory polymer nanocomposites.
Discusses the theory of shape memory behavior Defines the classes of shape memory polymers Reviews characterization techniques Covers applications of shape memory polymers
Hemjyoti Kalita, Laboratory for Advanced Research in Polymeric Materials, India.