This series of short films from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) was produced to demonstrate the properties, and use, of a range of smart materials. Smart materials are materials that have one or more properties that can be significantly changed in a controlled fashion by external stimuli, such as stress, temperature, moisture, or pH. The collection includes videos on silicon polymer sheet, cold forming plastic (CFP), hydrochromic paint, polymorph, and smart grease.

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Gelwax

This short film from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) is one of a series of clips which were produced to demonstrate the properties and use of a range of smart materials.

This unusual gel may be combined with fragrance compounds, such as aromatherapy oils, to produce air fresheners. However, some...

Glow Dark

This short film from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) is one of a series of clips which were produced to demonstrate the properties and use of a range of smart materials.

This flexible, self-adhesive plastic film glows brightly in the dark when exposed to ultra violet light. It can easily be cut...

Hydrochromic Paint

This short film from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) is one of a series of clips which were produced to demonstrate the properties and use of a range of smart materials.

This paint can be applied as standard paint and appears semi transparent. Once dry, the paint appears as a solid white colour...

Putty

This short film from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) is one of a series of clips which were produced to demonstrate the properties and use of a range of smart materials.

‘Silly putty’ has long been available as an amusing toy. However, this type of material – properly known as visco-elastic...

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