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Title: 3D Printed Silicones with Shape Memory

Direct ink writing enables the layer-by-layer manufacture of ordered, porous structures whose mechanical behavior is driven by architecture and material properties. Here, we incorporate two different gas filled microsphere pore formers to evaluate the effect of shell stiffness and T g on compressive behavior and compression set in siloxane matrix printed structures. The lower T g microsphere structures exhibit substantial compression set when heated near and above T g, with full structural recovery upon reheating without constraint. By contrast, the higher T g microsphere structures exhibit reduced compression set with no recovery upon reheating. Aside from their role in tuning the mechanical behavior of direct ink write structures, polymer microspheres are good candidates for shape memory elastomers requiring structural complexity, with potential applications toward tandem shape memory polymers.
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  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States). Materials Engineering Division
  2. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States). Materials Science Division
  3. Honeywell, Materials Engineering, Kansas City, MO (United States). Department of Energys National Security Campus
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Journal ID: ISSN 2045-2322; PII: 4663
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Scientific Reports
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2045-2322
Nature Publishing Group
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Materials for devices; Polymers; Structural materials; materials for device; polymers; structural materials
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OSTI ID: 1417275