Encyclopedia of Smart Materials
Copyright © 1999-2013 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Online ISBN: 9780471216278
About this Book
Welcome to the home of the Encyclopedia of Smart Materials online! Smart materialsmaterials and structures that can impart information about their environment to an observer or monitoring deviceare 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 editionincluding photographs, tables, line drawings, and equationswith the added benefits of an advanced search engine and the desktop convenience of web access.
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