Smart Materials

Technology Map Detailed Contents January 2015

Importance of the Technology

The Technology in Brief

  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • Materials Technology in Brief: Field-Dependent Solids
    • Piezoelectric Materials
    • Magnetostrictive Materials
    • Electrostrictive Polymers
    • Triboelectrics
  • Materials Technology in Brief: Smart Fluids
    • Magnetorheological Fluids
    • Ferrofluids
    • Electrorheological Fluids
  • Materials Technology in Brief: Shape-Memory Materials
    • Shape-Memory Alloys
    • Shape-Memory Polymers
  • Materials Technology in Brief: Thermoelectric Materials
  • Beyond Smart Materials: Metamaterials
  • Beyond Smart Materials: Living Materials
  • Beyond Smart Materials: Programmable Matter
  • Other Materials
  • Device Technology in Brief
    • Shape-Memory Devices
    • Smart Glass Devices
    • Self-Healing Materials and Components
    • Energy-Harvesting Devices
    • Smart Textiles
    • Thermoelectric Modules
    • Magnetostrictive Devices

Commercial Development Parameters

  • Demand Factors
  • General Constraints
  • Synergistic Technologies
  • Competing Technologies
  • Required Resources
  • Regulatory Factors

Areas to Monitor

  • High-Volume Applications
  • Piezoelectrics and MEMS
  • Technology Migration between Performance-Dominant and Cost-Dominant Markets
  • Tactile Sensation for Human-Machine Interfaces
  • Social Change and an Aging Population
  • Increase in R&D Funds
  • High-Response Materials
  • Recycling of Electronics
  • Artificial Muscles
  • Nanotechnology
  • Smart Materials in Buildings
  • Increasing Functionality
  • Metamaterials
  • Toxicity Legislation

Implications of Commercialization

  • Diverse Range of Smart Materials
  • Automotive Components and Systems
  • Penetration of Mass Markets
  • Delays in Mass Commercialization
  • Consequences of Change

Opportunities

  • Automotive and Ground Transport
    • Industry Structure
    • Opportunities
  • Aerospace and Defense
    • Industry Structure
    • Opportunities
  • Medical
    • Industry Structure
    • Opportunities
  • Industrial, Power, and Construction
    • Industry Structure
    • Opportunities
  • Electronics
    • Industry Structure
    • Opportunities
  • Consumer Products
    • Industry Structure
    • Opportunities
  • Food and Drink
    • Industry Structure
    • Opportunities
  • Robotics
    • Industry Structure
    • Opportunities

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