Shape recovery of nanoscale imprints in a thermoset "shape memory" polymer

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This letter reports temperature-dependent recovery of atomic force microscope tip-formed indentations in a thermoset shape memory polymer. The indentations are made at both room temperature and 69 °C, and then recovered at temperatures between 40 °C and 70 °C. The shape recovery is more complete for higher anneal temperatures, and is relatively independent of time for 102 - 104 s. The experiments show shape memory in the 1-100 nm size scale. © 2005 American Institute of Physics.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nelson, BA; King, WP; Gall, K

Published Date

  • March 7, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 86 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 3

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-6951

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.1868883

Citation Source

  • Scopus