Materials and Devices for Smart Systems Iii: Volume 1129 (MRS Proceedings)

Materials and Devices for Smart Systems Iii: Volume 1129 (MRS Proceedings)

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Ji Su
Cambridge University Press, 6/5/2014
EAN 9781107408418, ISBN10: 1107408415

Paperback, 380 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2 cm
Language: English

Smart/intelligent systems employ active materials as sensors/actuators to respond to environmental conditions for next-generation machines and structures - applications ranging from everyday life to space exploration missions, from civilian products to military needs, from robots to information/communication technology. It is not surprising, then, that the development of smart materials systems and structures demand higher performance sensors/actuators with new and reliable functions and a fully integrated composite system design. This requires the combination of active and passive materials systems, often including the coupling of relevant mechanical, electrical, magnetic, thermal or other physical/chemical properties. This book bridges the fields of smart materials, sensing and actuating devices, and intelligent/smart systems, and provides an opportunity for researchers from related disciplines to build an interdisciplinary research field and community. Topics include: ferroelectrics and piezoelectrics; nanomaterials and nanofabrication; shape-memory alloys and magnetomaterials; active polymers and soft matters; and other materials, devices and characterization.

Part I. Ferroelectrics and Piezoelectrics
Part II. Nano-Materials and Nano-Fabrication
Part III. Shape Memory Alloys and Magneto-Materials
Part IV. Active Polymers and Soft Matters
Part V. Other Materials, Devices and Characterization
Author index
Subject index.