Smart Materials Respond to Changing Environments

Sidawi, Danielle
March 2005
R&D Magazine;Mar2005, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p24
Trade Publication
Presents information on studies being done on piezoelectric, magnetostrictive, and shape memory alloys (SMA), the classes of smart material systems. Research effort being conducted on piezoelectric motors and ferroelectric materials; Development of a polymer platform technology that can confer a shape-memory effect; Use of SMA for different tasks in the aerospace and marine fields.


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