par Toncheva, Antoniya;Blanc, Loic ;Lambert, Pierre ;Dubois, Philippe;Raquez, Jean-Marie
Editeur scientifique Koshima, Hideko
Référence Chapter 11: Multi‐responsive Polymer Actuators by Thermo‐reversible Chemistry, Wiley‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Ed. 1, page (277-306)
Publication Publié, 2019-12-19
Partie d'ouvrage collectif
Résumé : The increased technological progress in materials science fabrication is changing the dynamics of the scientific community with short adaptability deadlines, while framing a new set of competitive challenges and needs. As a result, material design requires a multidisciplinary networking, where natural sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry, physics) meet the engineering process. In this chapter we pinpoint some new directions in materials by introducing thermo‐reversible chemistry as an excellent approach for the creation of smart polymer systems with shape‐memory and self‐healing properties, responsive hydrogels, and fast prototyping via additive manufacturing technologies such as 3D printing. A particular interest is paid to covalent adaptive networks built on Diels–Alder reactions, mainly due to their high efficiency, selectivity, and thermo‐reversible behavior in the design of soft robotics devices. The chapter wraps up with an outlook on what is more outstanding in this field and highlights some near‐future challenges and directions.