Smart Emerging Materials

Smart Materials are those which undergo a material property change as a function of changes in environment. Few of emerging smart materials are piezoelectric materials, Shape memory alloys, Magnetostrictive materials, and Shape Memory polymers, Hydrogels, Electroactive Polymers and Bi-Component Fibers. Piezoelectric materials have its capacity to convert electrical energy to mechanical energy and vice versa that has its use as actuators, sensors, accelerometers and energy harvesters. Shape memory alloys have its ability to change its phase as a function of temperature. Magnetostrictive materials changes in response to magnetic fields which can majorly be used in sensor applications. Electro active polymers primarily have its applications in energy harvesting and sensing.

  • Piezoelectric materials
  • Shape memory alloys
  • Magnetostrictive materials
  • Shape memory polymers
  • Hydrogels
  • Electroactive polymers
  • Bi-Component fibres
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Graphene
  • Fullerene