Shape memory polymer nanocomposites responsive to alternating magnetic fields


Shape-memory polymers have substantial innovation potential in different application areas, e.g. as intelligent implant materials in medicine or in smart textiles. Typically heat [1] or irradiation by light [2] is used to initiate the shape-shifting process. A remote triggering of the shape memory effect could improve the application possibilities decisively, and composites with magnetic nanoparticles should be able to trigger this effect by heating in alternating magnetic fields [3].
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