Shape memory binary blends: Compositionally tailored fixing and recovery

Cheryl J. Campo, Patrick T. Mather

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Abstract

Semicrystalline-amorphous blends exhibit shape memory due to (1) the elastomeric nature imparted by crystallites that act as physical crosslinks and (2) temporary shape fixing made possible by the vitrification of a continuous, miscible amorphous phase. PVDF-containing binary blends were studied using calorimetry and rheology in order to characterize the morphological control afforded by subjecting such materials to different thermal histories. The sensitivity of the aforementioned techniques to changes in blend morphology will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1510-1514
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Jul 10 2006
EventSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference 2006, ANTEC 2006 - Charlotte, NC, United States
Duration: May 7 2006May 11 2006

Other

OtherSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference 2006, ANTEC 2006
CountryUnited States
CityCharlotte, NC
Period5/7/065/11/06

Keywords

  • Crystallization
  • Polymer blends
  • Rheology
  • Shape memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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