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Title How smart are the polymers? / Laura Peponi, PhD, ICTP-CSIC, and Jean Marie Raquez, PhD, University of Mons, editors.

Publication Info. Hauppauge, New York : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., [2018]

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Description 1 online resource
Series Polymer science and technology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "These materials are able to sustain any external stimuli including temperature, pH, electric and magnetic fields and response in an adaptive and proportional manner to this environmental change. Two main categories of smart materials are able to encompass these features, i.e., self-evolving materials and self-healing materials. Self-evolving materials can, for instance, reconfigure themselves on-the-fly to react upon changing environmental conditions. A variety of possible material candidates can be described as self-evolving materials including shape-memory polymers, adaptive hydrogels and actuators changing their properties in response to external stimulation. In addition to them, intrinsic self-healing polymers encompass these responsiveness features and are constructed on the basis of reversible bonding such as Diels-Alder reactions for locally healing these materials after experiencing damage. This book intends to propose a comprehensive knowledge on smart materials that encompass self-evolving materials and self-healing materials, including their implementation of 3D-printing technology. Combining smart materials and additive manufacturing has thereby been introduced as an inspiring way to provide more complex 3D objects with elevated adaptive properties. They are myriad issues that are still challenging with the construction of these smart materials, including their additive manufacturing, but the book will offer novel opportunities to obtain multi-responsive materials in advanced technology"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Intro; Contents; Preface; Challenges and Perspectives in Smart Polymer Materials; Chapter 1; Stimuli-Responsive Polymeric Materials with Shape Memory Ability; Abstract; Introduction; Metal Alloys; Ceramic Materials; Polymeric Materials; Design of Shape Memory Polymers and Classification; Temperature Responsiveness; Solvent/Water/Humidity Responsiveness; Light and Others Stimuli; Shape Memory Effect Characterization; Thermo-Mechanical Cycle Experiments; Shape Memory Polymers Applications; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 2
Thermally-Activated Shape Memory Behavior of Different Nanocomposites Based on Ethylene CopolymersAbstract; Introduction; Thermally-Activated Shape Memory Characterization; Poly(Ethylene-co-Methacrylic Acid) Random Copolymer and Ionomers; Poly(Ethylene-co- Vinyl Acetate) Random Copolymer/Thermoplastic Starch Blends and Nanocomposites; Poly(Ethylene-co-Vinyl Acetate) Random Copolymer/Starch Nanocrystals Nanocomposites; Final Remarks; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 3; Shape-Memory Nanocomposites for Multi-Responsive Polymer Materials; Abstract; Introduction; 1. General Overview
1.1. Historical Prologue1.2. Shape-Memory Materials; 1.3. Shape-Memory Polymers and Nanocomposites; 2. SMPs for Multi-Responsive Materials; 2.1. Definitions and Generalities; 2.2. Polymeric Actuators; 3. Multi-Responsive SMNCs; 3.1. SMNCs Containing Carbon-Based Nanofillers; 3.2. SMNCs with Incorporated Noble Metals; 3.2.1. SMNCs with Incorporated Gold Nanofillers; 3.2.2. SMNCs with Incorporated Silver Nanofillers; 3.3. SMNCs with Incorporated Metal Oxide Nanofillers; 3.4. SMNCs Containing Cellulose Nanocrystals; 3.5. SMP as Smart 3D Printed Materials; Future Directions and Challenges
2.2. Disulfide Exchange Reactions2.3. Self-Healing Rubber Composites; 3. Outlook; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 6; Healing Ability of Ionomeric Polymers under Low-Energy Transfer Damages; Abstract; 1. Introduction; 2. Experimental Procedure; 2.1. Materials; 2.2. Damages and Healing Treatment Strategies; 2.2.1. Indentation Damages; 2.2.2. Razor Blade Damages; 2.2.3. Puncture Damages; 2.3. Healing Treatments of the Polymers; 2.4. Characterization of the Healing Process; 2.4.1. Indentation and Razor Blade Damages; 2.4.2. Puncture Damage; 2.5. Mechanical Tests; 3. Results and Discussion
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Subject Polymers.
Smart materials.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Engineering (General)
Smart materials.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Peponi, Laura, editor.
Raquez, Jean-Marie, editor.
Other Form: Print version: How smart are the polymers? Hauppauge, New York : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., [2018] 9781536139600 (DLC) 2018032695
ISBN 9781536139617 )
9781536139600 (hardcover)