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  • Article - 15 Jun 2006
    These new single crystals piezoelectrics possess exceptional properties and are poised to revolutionize piezoelectric materials applications. In addition to strain levels exceeding 1%, these crystals...
  • Article - 28 Feb 2001
    Smart materials are able to respond to changes in their surroundings. They have potential applications in aerospace and civil engineering. Work continues on refining these materials down to the...
  • Article - 13 Apr 2020
    This article discusses how optical metrology systems are used for large optics in telescopes.
  • Article - 23 Sep 2002
    Use of adhesively bonded panels has been hindered by lack of suitable quality control methods despite advantages over spotwelding. Ultrasonic testing offers a non-destructive method by which bond...
  • Article - 1 Aug 2003
    The human body is a complex system. Biomaterials are materials used to replace parts of the body for various reasons. The development of current and future biomaterials is looked at in terms of an...
  • Article - 7 Mar 2001
    Smart coatings provide an optimal response to an external stimulus. They have potential applications in building windows for thermal/UV control, wear and corrosion and aerospace. Also covered are...
  • Article - 4 Sep 2019
    The term smart polymer embraces a wide range of different compounds that can change their color, transparency or shape in response to their environment.
  • Article - 15 Feb 2022
    Optical or photonic coatings are generally used to increase the reflection, transmission, or polarization properties of a component, e.g., prisms, polarizing films, color filters, mirrors, diffraction...
  • Article - 4 Oct 2021
    Transparent wood could replace conventional glass and plastic windows, an exciting, energy-efficient development that could be a key sustainable material in the future.
  • Article - 4 Oct 2021
    As temperature fluctuations become more commonplace, phase change materials could offer an energy efficient solution to heating systems.