SMART AND ADVANCED MATERIALS
Smart and advanced materials, also called intelligent or responsive materials, refers to designed materials that have one or more properties that can be significantly changed in a controlled fashion by external stimuli, such as stress, moisture, electric or magnetic fields, light, temperature, ph, or chemical compounds. Smart materials are the basis of many applications, including sensors and actuators, or artificial muscles, particularly as electroactive polymers (eaps). Smart materials are understood to show interaction with the environment. They are innovative and functional materials for industry 4.0.
- Smart structures & systems
- Process-related sensor technology
- Smart materials network
- Functional printing