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Materials and Devices for Smart Systems III: Volume 1129. MRS Proceedings

  • ID: 2129643
  • Book
  • 360 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
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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.
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Preface; Acknowledgments;

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.
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Ji Su NASA-Langley Research Center.

Li-Peng Wang
Yasubumi Funruya Hirosaki University, Japan.

Susan Trolier-Mckinstry Pennsylvania State University.

Jinsong Leng
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