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Flashcards in Smart Materials Deck (5):
1

Thermochromic liquid
- example
- description

- baby colour change spoon
- this material uses conductive ink. By applying hear a change occurs between opaque when cool and translucent when heated.

2

Piezoelectric crystals
- example
- description

- a musical greeting card
- this material converts electric energy to mechanical energy and vice versa

3

Smart ink
- example
- description

- digital book
- this material uses micro positive and negative charges to create a dark or light image

4

Nitinol wire
- example
- description

- dentistry brace
- a material that has memory and changes structure when heat is applied.

5

RFID (radio frequency identification)
- example
- description

- shopping tag
- this material works by transmission and reception of radio signals. It can be used for security and tracking purposes