Lu L1, Li G1.
ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2016 Jun 15;8(23):14812-23. doi: 10.1021/acsami.6b04105. Epub 2016 Jun 2.Reversible elongation by cooling and contraction by heating, without the need for repeated programming, is well-known as the two-way shape-memory effect (2W-SME). This behavior is contrary to the common physics-contraction when cooling and expansion when heating. Materials with such behavior may find many applications in real life, such as self-sufficient grippers, fastening devices, optical gratings, soft actuators, and sealant. Read More