Adaptive, Active and Multifunctional
Smart Materials Systems
Materials that sense the physical, chemical and biological environment by significantly changing their properties discontinuously or in a controlled fashion are of increasing interest for a great variety of uses, from the electronics industry, to medicine to space structures. The subject covers a vast array of adaptive, active and multifunctional materials systems ranging from inorganic solids such as ceramics, metals, alloys, functionalised nanotubes, and organic polymers and gels to responsive organometallic compounds, supramolecular assemblies, metal-organic frameworks, coordination polymers and molecular level smart materials. To meet relevant needs for present and future applications further substantial developments are required in materials, models of materials behaviour and technologies aimed either at optimising and implementing their active functions in smart devices or to molecularly engineer the intrinsically dynamic properties of adaptive or responsive materials to elicit appropriate physical, chemical and biological responses. This symposium, which also includes Focused Sessions on multiferroics, metamaterials, graphene and actively moving polymers, and Special Sessions on non-volatile memory devices and multifunctional materials for energy harvesting, follows the ones on the same subject organised in the frames of previous CIMTEC editions and aims at enlightening recent progress in this multidisciplinary field.
Session TopicsEach Session, where appropriate, may include materials, actuators, sensors, devices, applications
A-3 Auxetic Materials
A-4 ER fluids/ MR fluids/ Ferrofluids
5.1 Inorganic materials and compounds; molecular organic and polymeric; quantum confined structures; hybrid organic-inorganic nanostructures; self-organized nanostructures, etc.
5.2 Chromogenic: electrochromics; reflective hydrides; liquid crystals; suspended particle displays;photochromics; thermotropics
6.1 Multifunctional materials, hybrids and nanocomposites
6.2 Functional porous materials
A-7 Smart Molecular and Sopramolecular Systems, Metallorganic Frameworks and Coordination Polymers
A-8 Adaptive/Responsive Surfaces and Multifunctional Smart Coatings
Special Session A-10
Special Session A-14
Focused Session A-15