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White Paper:
The A-Z of Smart Materials

Learn about 12 promising smart materials and technologies for engineers to consider in their projects.

Interest in so-called 'smart' materials - materials that respond to external stimuli and change in some way - is growing. But do they have any real-world applications yet? This guide explores 12 promising materials and technologies that design engineers could consider in future projects.

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About the guide

If there is one word that is synonymous with the advancements of the twenty-first century, it has to be the word smart. Since the turn of the century, we’ve seen a growing expectation from end users for increasingly intuitive, intelligent products.

This trend for smart objects extends to materials science, where we’ve seen a growing trend for smart materials. These are materials that respond to external stimuli in various ways, whether it’s by altering their shape or changing colour, that can either provide a functional benefit or aesthetic quirk.

You'll learn:

  • About 12 of the most promising smart materials and technologies, from piezoelectricity to quantum tunnelling
  • Possible applications of these technologies
  • Tips on what to think about when considering integrating such materials and technologies into your projects