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NEW BOOK: Advances in shape memory polymers

UK based publisher Woodhead Publishing has published a new book on the subject of shape memory polymers, materials which recover their original shapes when exposed to external stimuli.

15th April 2013

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cambridge

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UK based publisher Woodhead Publishing has published a new book on the subject of shape memory polymers, materials which recover their original shapes when exposed to external stimuli. The Cambridge based publisher has provided the following summary of the book:

Summary

Shape-memory materials are immensely useful thanks to their capability to recover their original shapes upon exposure to external stimuli such as heat, moisture, light or a magnetic field. This book reviews key recent research in shape-memory polymers, their properties and applications.

Chapters address the relationship between morphological structures and shape memory properties and high performance Tg and Tm type shape memory polymers. Topics include structures of shape memory polymers with supramolecular switches; the thermally-active and moisture-active shape memory effect of supermolecular shape memory polymers and future developments in shape memory.

 With its distinguished editor, internationally renowned for her pioneering research, ‘Advances in shape memory polymers’ is an essential reference for polymer and textile material students, scientists, designers, engineers and manufacturers. It is also an invaluable guide for professionals in the biomedical, electronics and engineering industries.

About the Editor

Professor Jinlian Hu is a Professor in the Institute of Textiles and Clothing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China. Professor Hu is internationally renowned for her pioneering research in shape memory polymers, particularly their applications to textiles.

Buy this book

‘Advances in shape memory polymers’ (ISBN 978 0 85709 852 8) is published at £140.00/ US$240.00/ €170.00 (plus p&p) by Woodhead Publishing Limited, 80 High Street, Sawston, Cambridge, CB22 3HJ, UK.  Tel: +44(0)1223 499140.  Fax: +44(0)1223 832819.  Email: [email protected]

Based in Cambridge, England, Woodhead Publishing is a leading international publisher of textile technology books. Click the link below for further details or to buy this book from the publisher’s website:

Advances in shape memory polymers

 

 

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