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Actuation of shape memory polymer using magnetic fields for applications in medical devices

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dc.contributor.advisor Gareth McKinley. en_US
dc.contributor.author Buckley, Patrick Regan, 1981- en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-06-02T19:13:02Z
dc.date.available 2005-06-02T19:13:02Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/17927
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2004. en_US
dc.description "June 2004." en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 102-105). en_US
dc.description.abstract A novel approach to the heating and actuation of shape memory polymer using dispersed Curie temperature thermo-regulated particles is proposed. Such a material has potential applications in medical devices which are delivered via catheters. A variety of tests were performed to determine the feasibility of this new approach to shape memory polymer actuation. Calorimetry tests were performed to quantify heat generation of various Nickel Zinc Ferrite particles. Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis (DMTA), tensile strain recovery tests, and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) were used to measure the mechanical effects of various particle volume contents and sizes on shape memory polymer. These tests suggest that the proposed method of actuation is very feasible, rapid heating can be achieved and the addition of particles up to 10% volume content has a minimal effect on the mechanical properties of the shape memory polymer. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Patrick Regan Buckley. en_US
dc.format.extent 144 leaves en_US
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.title Actuation of shape memory polymer using magnetic fields for applications in medical devices en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 56803116 en_US


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