Smart materials

A collection of resources to support the teaching of smart materials. For this collection we consider smart materials to include materials that have one or more property, that can be significantly changed in a controlled fashion by external stimuli, such as stress, temperature, electricity, moisture, or PH.

For example, shape memory alloys, thermochromic pigments and photochromic pigments, shape memory alloys, Quantum Tunnelling Composite, photo-chromic; thermo-chromic and piezoelectric materials.