shape-memory polymer
Polymer that, after heating and being subjected to a plastic deformation, resumes its original shape when heated above its glass-transition or @[email protected] temperature.
Crystalline @[email protected]-polyisoprene is an example of a shape-memory polymer.
PAC, 2004, 76, 889. (Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003)) on page 903 [Terms] [Paper]