Shape Memory Polymers: Fundamentals, Advances and Applications
Jinlian Hu, Smithers Rapra Technology Ltd., Shawbury, Shrewsbury, 2014, 314 p., softcover, EUR 120.00, ISBN 978-1-909030-50-3
The book Shape Memory Polymers: Fundamentals, Advances and Applications provides latest information of on-going research domains of shape-memory polymers (SMP), a unique branch of the smart materials family, which are capable of changing shape on-demand upon exposure to external stimulus. The basic fundamentals of SMP, including shape-memory mechanisms and mechanics are described. The book also provides the reader with associated challenges and existing application problems of SMP. This could help them to focus more on these issues and further exploit their knowledge to look for innovative solutions. Future outlooks of SMP research are discussed as well.