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Inductively Heated Shape Memory Polymer for the Magnetic Actuation of Medical Devices

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dc.contributor.author Buckley, Patrick R.
dc.contributor.author McKinley, Gareth H.
dc.contributor.author Wilson, Thomas S.
dc.contributor.author Small IV, Ward
dc.contributor.author Benett, William J.
dc.contributor.author Bearinger, Jane P.
dc.contributor.author McElfresh, Michael W.
dc.contributor.author Maitland, Duncan J.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-01-23T11:53:32Z
dc.date.available 2007-01-23T11:53:32Z
dc.date.issued 2007-01-23T11:53:32Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/35767
dc.description Submitted to IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng. en
dc.description.abstract Presently there is interest in making medical devices such as expandable stents and intravascular microactuators from shape memory polymer (SMP). One of the key challenges in realizing SMP medical devices is the implementation of a safe and effective method of thermally actuating various device geometries in vivo. A novel scheme of actuation by Curie-thermoregulated inductive heating is presented. Prototype medical devices made from SMP loaded with Nickel Zinc ferrite ferromagnetic particles were actuated in air by applying an alternating magnetic field to induce heating. Dynamic mechanical thermal analysis was performed on both the particle-loaded and neat SMP materials to assess the impact of the ferrite particles on the mechanical properties of the samples. Calorimetry was used to quantify the rate of heat generation as a function of particle size and volumetric loading of ferrite particles in the SMP. These tests demonstrated the feasibility of SMP actuation by inductive heating. Rapid and uniform heating was achieved in complex device geometries and particle loading up to 10% volume content did not interfere with the shape recovery of the SMP. en
dc.description.sponsorship Lawrence Livermore National Labs en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 06-P-05 en
dc.subject Shape memory polymer en
dc.subject Stent en
dc.subject Induction Heating en
dc.title Inductively Heated Shape Memory Polymer for the Magnetic Actuation of Medical Devices en
dc.type Preprint en


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