Shape Memory Assisted Self-Healing Polymers Having Load Bearing Structure

Patrick Mather (Inventor), Wenyang Pan (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

A structural shape memory assisted self-healing polymer formed by laminating thin layers of an ionomer, such as a member of the poly(styrene sulfonate) (PSS) family of ionomers, with a WEGP-type SMP, such as atactic poly(styrene) (PS) with molecular weight in the 200 kDa range (or alternatively poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA)) in combination with polycyclooctene (PCO). The self-healing polymer may also comprise an interpenetrating, immiscible polymer network (IPN) based on a blend of polystyrene and polystyrene sulfonate (PSS).
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 3 2015

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