Encyclopedia of Smart Materials

Encyclopedia of Smart Materials

Online ISBN: 9780471216278

DOI: 10.1002/0471216275

About this Book

Welcome to the home of the Encyclopedia of Smart Materials online! Smart materials—materials and structures that can impart information about their environment to an observer or monitoring device—are revolutionizing fields as diverse as engineering, optics, and medical technology. Encyclopedia of Smart Materials is the premier reference for anyone who needs to have access to a wide range of information concerning smart materials, including material scientists, chemists, chemical engineers, process engineers, consultants, patent attorneys, and students in these areas. It is an essential resource for laboratories, government facilities, and academic libraries.

The Encyclopedia of Smart Materials , extensively cross-referenced and generously supplemented with bibliographies and indexes, is as broad in scope as the technology itself. It addresses commercial applications as well as examining sophisticated units designed to operate in space, underwater, underground, and within the human body, and it discusses the specialized properties and coatings that are required for the use of materials in such extreme conditions. Discussions of theory, fabrication, processing, applications, and uses of these unique materials are presented here in a collection of concise entries from the world's foremost experts in the field, including scientists, educators, and engineers. The online edition delivers all the rich content of the print edition—including photographs, tables, line drawings, and equations—with the added benefits of an advanced search engine and the desktop convenience of web access.

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