Light-triggered self-healing and shape-memory polymers

We show that these two seemingly different groups of functional materials are linked by a number of common approaches enabling their optical control, the approaches based on the photothermal effect and photochemical reactions of photoswitching groups incorporated in polymer structures

Damien Habault

2013

Scholarcy highlights

  • We highlight the recent progress made in light-controlled self-healing and shape memory polymers
  • We analyse the materials design, underlying mechanisms and chemistries involved in the different methods developed for these two types of emerging photoresponsive materials
  • We show that these two seemingly different groups of functional materials are linked by a number of common approaches enabling their optical control, the approaches based on the photothermal effect and photochemical reactions of photoswitching groups incorporated in polymer structures
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