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Body temperature triggers newly developed polymer to change shape

Polymers that visibly change shape when exposed to temperature changes are nothing new. But a research team led by Chemical Engineering Professor Mitch Anthamatten at the University of Rochester created a material that undergoes a shape change that can be triggered by body heat alone, opening the door for new medical and other applications.

19/02/2016

Photo: Piece of polymer on a finger tip

A time-lapse photo of a new shape-memory polymer reverting to its original shape after being exposed to body temperature; ©Adam Fenster/ University of Rochester