Shape memory fibers responsive to moisture

Xinkun Lu, Ching Ying Chan, Ka I. Lee, Pui Fai Ng, Bin Fei

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Abstract

Using a flexible "double network" concept, we manufactured highly stretchable hydrogels from physically cross-linked polysaccharides and covalently cross-linked polyacrylates by easy solution polymerization. Their high stretchability enables further processing the hydrogel strands into absorbent fibers with high tenacity. Resultant dry fibers still preserve their shape memory and recover upon wetting or even in moisture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFiber Society Spring 2014 Technical Conference: Fibers for Progress
PublisherFiber Society
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
EventFiber Society Spring 2014 Technical Conference: Fibers for Progress - Liberec City Center, Liberec, Czech Republic
Duration: 21 May 201423 May 2014

Conference

ConferenceFiber Society Spring 2014 Technical Conference: Fibers for Progress
CountryCzech Republic
CityLiberec
Period21/05/1423/05/14

Keywords

  • Hydrogel fiber
  • Moisture
  • Shape memory function
  • Toughness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials

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