This book introduces various advanced, smart materials and the strategies for the design and preparation for novel uses from macro to micro or from biological, inorganic, organic to composite materials. Selecting the best material is a challenging task, requiring tradeoffs between material properties and designing functional smart materials. The development of smart, advanced materials and their potential applications is a burgeoning area of research. Exciting breakthroughs are anticipated in the future from the concepts and results reported in this book.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Smart DNA Nanomaterials. Smart Materials for Controlled Droplet Motion. Smart Materials for Controlled Drug Release. Smart Materials for Medicine in Diagnosis and Treatment. Smart Materials for Harnessing Solar Energy. Smart Materials for Soft Robotics. Mechanical Characterization of Smart Materials. Protein Nanomaterials. Biomaterials for Potential Applications. Advanced Materials for Thermoelectric Applications. Advanced Materials for Thermoresponsive Applications. Advanced Materials for Self-Healing Applications. Advanced Materials for Shape Memory. Advanced Materials for Reflective Displays.