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Flashcards in Smart Materials Deck (16):
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Smart materials

Materials that respond to environmental changes such as light or temperature

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Smart material properties

Can come in multiple shapes, sizes, compounds, functions - reacts to changing conditions

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Thermocronic

Reacts to temperature, changes colour

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Electrostatic/magneto

Change viscosity

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Thermocronic examples (2)

Inks, t shirts

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Polymorph

Reacts to heat, can be shaped and reshaped

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Piezoelectric

generate electrical current when bent

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Piezoelectric examples

Sensors

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Photochromic

Change colour with light intensity

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Photochromic examples

Glasses

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Electroluminescent

Glows when a current passes through it.

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Electroluminescent examples

Low level lighting

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Flexium

Metal that has elasticity

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Flexium examples

Medical equipment

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Smart concrete

Reinforced with carbon fibres - doesn’t need to incorporate steel

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Smart concrete properties (2)

Withstand temperature change
Can’t be used for big areas of concrete