Polystyrene based shape memory nanocomposites

Bin Xu*, Y. Q. Fu, Manzoor Ahmad, J. K. Luo, W. M. Huang, A. Kraft, R. Reuben

*Corresponding author for this work

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Shape memory nanocomposites were fabricated using cross-link polystyrene as a matrix and different nano-fillers (including alumina, silica and clay) were used as the enhancing agencies. Their thermo-mechanical properties and shape memory effect (SME) were characterized using micro-indentation, tensile tests and differential scanning calorimetry. Experimental results clearly revealed the reinforcement effect from the nanofillers, good thermal properties and SME.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event17th International Conference on Composite Materials 2009 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jul 200931 Jul 2009


Conference17th International Conference on Composite Materials 2009
Abbreviated titleICCM-17
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Mechanical properties
  • Nanocomposites
  • Polystyrene
  • Shape memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Ceramics and Composites


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