Event Title

Shape Memory Polymers

Mentor 1

Rani El Hajjar

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

28-4-2017 1:30 PM

End Date

28-4-2017 4:00 PM

Description

Shape memory polymers (or SMPs) materials that are able to transform to their permanent shape after becoming deformed when triggered by an external property such as light exposure, temperature, or electricity. These multifunctional pieces of material are gaining even more attention due to lower costs, flexibility, and light weight. Those advantages make industrial as well as medical procedures much more efficient and minimally invasive. In addition, the properties of the polymer can be changed easily in order to manipulate the degree of the conditions which will trigger to polymer to transition to its permanent shape.

With this research, we explore the how chemical changes in the polymer affect how responsive it is to changing magnetic fields. Test subjects are assembled using a 3D printer, and deformation will be observed under levels of magnetic field. After this observation, we will be able to easily control retention and recovery of the polymer's shape.

Through this research, progress in industrial and medical procedures could be made by furthering the knowledge of SMPs responsive to magnetic fields.

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Apr 28th, 1:30 PM Apr 28th, 4:00 PM

Shape Memory Polymers

Union Wisconsin Room

Shape memory polymers (or SMPs) materials that are able to transform to their permanent shape after becoming deformed when triggered by an external property such as light exposure, temperature, or electricity. These multifunctional pieces of material are gaining even more attention due to lower costs, flexibility, and light weight. Those advantages make industrial as well as medical procedures much more efficient and minimally invasive. In addition, the properties of the polymer can be changed easily in order to manipulate the degree of the conditions which will trigger to polymer to transition to its permanent shape.

With this research, we explore the how chemical changes in the polymer affect how responsive it is to changing magnetic fields. Test subjects are assembled using a 3D printer, and deformation will be observed under levels of magnetic field. After this observation, we will be able to easily control retention and recovery of the polymer's shape.

Through this research, progress in industrial and medical procedures could be made by furthering the knowledge of SMPs responsive to magnetic fields.