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ERIC Number: EJ941549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
The Science of Smart Materials
Boohan, Richard
School Science Review, v92 n340 p77-92 Mar 2011
Over the last few decades, smart materials have become increasingly important in the design of products. Essentially, a smart material is one that has been designed to respond to a stimulus, such as a change in temperature or magnetic field, in a particular and useful way. This article looks at a range of smart materials that are relatively affordable and available to schools, giving examples of applications and explanations of the underlying science. (Contains 22 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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