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Title: Body-temperature programmable soft-shape memory hybrid sponges for comfort fitting
Authors: Naveen, Balasundaram Selvan
Azharuddin Mohamed Nasee
Ng, Catherine Jia Lin
Chan, Jun Wei
Lee, Rayner Zheng Xian
Teo, Leonard Ee Tong
Wang, Taoxi
Nripan, Mathews
Huang, Wei Min
Keywords: Engineering::Mechanical engineering
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Naveen, B. S., Azharuddin Mohamed Nasee, Ng, C. J. L., Chan, J. W., Lee, R. Z. X., Teo, L. E. T., Wang, T., Nripan, M. & Huang, W. M. (2021). Body-temperature programmable soft-shape memory hybrid sponges for comfort fitting. Polymers, 13(20), 3501-.
Journal: Polymers
Abstract: Porous shape memory hybrids are fabricated with different matrix (silicone) hardness and different inclusion (polycaprolactone, PCL) ratios. They are characterized to obtain their mechanical response to cyclic loads (with/without pre-straining/programming) and their shape memory performances after body-temperature programming are investigated. These materials are lightweight due to their porous structures. Wetted hydrogels used in the fabrication process for creating pores are reusable and hence this process is eco-friendly. These porous shape memory hybrids exhibit the good shape memory effect of around 90% with higher inclusion (PCL) ratios, which is better than the solid versions reported in the literature. Hence, it is concluded that these materials have great potential to be used in, for instance, insoles and soles for comfort fitting, as demonstrated.
ISSN: 2073-4360
DOI: 10.3390/polym13203501
Rights: © 2021 The Author(s). Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https:// 4.0/).
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