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Smart Materials Group

Smart Materials Group

Smart materials, called also intelligent or responsive materials are 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).Terms used to describe smart materials include shape memory material (SMM) and shape memory technology (SMT)