Adaptive &
Autonomic Materials
Materials & Bioengineering

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Applications matrix

Unlike conventional materials, autonomic materials dynamically sense, react, and adapt to external stimuli. Typically, these materials possess multiple functionalities, where both the stimuli and the responses can be thermal, mechanical, optical, or chemical in nature. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has direct experience in the formulation of multifunctional nanostructures and has developed Nano-Lamp™ technology for photochemical triggering.

  • Fields of use
    • Medical
    • Transportation
    • Energy
    • Information
    • Forensics
  • Applications
    • Drug delivery
    • Self-healing
    • Sensing and signaling
    • Self-patterning
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HREM image of SrF2 nanoplatelets derived from oleophilic media

Related Terminology

adaptive materials  •  autonomic materials  •  hybrid materials  •  nanomaterials  •  materials testing  •  materials characterization  •  electrophoretic deposition  •  biomaterial  •  medical device  •  biosensors  •  chlorine dioxide  •  nanoparticles  •  encapsulation  •  drug delivery  •  control release  •  tissue engineering  •  regenerative medicine  •  wound care  •  wound dressing  •  surface coating  •  scaffolds  •  bioreactor  •  perfusion system  •  ISO 13485

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