Smart Hybrid Materials

Smart materials are materials that have one or more properties that can be significantly changed in a controlled technique by external stimuli, such as electric or magnetic fields, stress, moisture, light, temperature, pH, or chemical compounds. Smart materials also called as intelligent or responsive materials. The applications of Smart materials are including sensors and actuators, or artificial muscles, particularly as electroactive polymers.

Hybrid materials are composites combination of two or more materialsat the nanometer or molecular level. Usually one of these compounds is inorganic and the other one is organic in nature. Therefore, they are different from traditional composites where the constituents are at the macroscopic (micrometer-millimeter) level. Mixing at a microscopic scale leads to a more homogeneous material that moreover shows characteristics in between the two original phases or two new properties. Particulate and fiber composites are examples of one type of hybrid, but there are many others: segmented structures, sandwich structures, lattice structures etc.

  • Smart Materials and Structures
  • Advances in Smart Materials and Applications
  • Magnetic smart materials
  • Piezoelectrics: Piezoelectric materials convert electrical energy to mechanical energy, and vice versa.
  • Shape Memory Alloys
  • Magnetostrictive
  • Shape Memory Polymers
  • Hydrogels
  • Electroactive Polymers
  • Bi-Component Fiber
  • Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Thermoelectric Materials and Devices
  • Polymer hybrid materials
  • Bio-inorganic Hybrid Nanomaterials
  • Semiconductor Photocatalysis
  • Distinction between nanocomposites and hybrid materials
  • Hybrid materials in nature
  • Development of hybrid materials
  • Hybrid Polymer Composite Materials
  • Hybrid Nano Carbon Fiber

Market Analysis: Smart Materials constitute a class of advanced materials capable of sensing and responding to a wide variety of stimuli that can include nuclear radiation, electric and magnetic fields, temperature, pressure, mechanical stress, hydrostatic pressure and pH change. This next generation of intelligent materials displays adaptive capabilities and alters its physical properties such as viscosity, shape and stiffness in a specified manner. Smart Materials have multiple functionalities, such as self-adaptability, self-sensing, self-healing and memory, which allow them to be used in a variety of applications. For More Details: