Advanced Lightweight Multifunctional Materials presents the current state-of-the-art on multifunctional materials research, focusing on different morphologies and their preparation and applications. The book emphasizes recent advances on these types of materials as well as their application. Chapters cover porous multifunctional materials, thermochromic and thermoelectric materials, shape memory materials, piezoelectric multifunctional materials, electrochromic and electrorheological, soft materials, magnetic and photochromic materials, and more. The book will be a valuable reference resource for academic researchers and industrial engineers working in the design and manufacture of multifunctional materials, composites and nanocomposites.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction: overview of lightweight multifunctional materials 2. Conventional preparation of multifunctional materials 3. Additive manufacturing of multifunctional materials 4. Reinforcement Structural Materials 5. Porous lightweight materials: Environment and energy sustainability 6. Advances of thermochromic and thermoelectric materials 7. Multifunctional materials for shape memory alloys/polymers/ceramics 8. Piezoelectric polymers and composites for multifunctional materials 9. Advances of Electrochromic and electro-rheological materials 10. Progress of Soft Materials: Stretchable functional composites and lightweight materials for structural health monitoring 11. Magnetic field into multifunctional materials: magnetorheological, magnetostrictive and magnetocaloric 12. Multifunctional materials with pH-change/solvent/moisture: smart gels 13. Recent advances of photochromic materials 14. Biomolecular multifunctional materials 15. Challenges and future trends: Functional multi-composites with novel structural and sensing properties