Frost & Sullivan Research Service   Published: 22 Nov 1999
Smart Materials: Emerging Markets for Intelligent Gels; Ceramics; Alloys and Polymers (Technical Insights)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS ORDERING INFORMATION FURTHER INFORMATION
  Table Of Contents
  1 | EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
   Definition
      1. Definition

  Scope and Methodology
      1. Scope and Methodology

  Definitions by Material Type
      1. Definitions by Material Type

  2 | MARKETS: CURRENT SIZE AND GROWTH FORECASTS
   Global Markets
      1. Global Markets

  Market Forecasts by Application
      1. Market Forecasts by Application

  Piezoelectric Ceramics and Polymers
      1. Piezoelectric Ceramics and Polymers

  Electrostrictive Ceramics and Polymers
      1. Electrostrictive Ceramics and Polymers

  Shape Memory Alloys
      1. Shape Memory Alloys

  Magnetorheological Fluids
      1. Magnetorheological Fluids

  Ionic Polymers
      1. Ionic Polymers

  Electric vs. Magnetic Actuation
      1. Electric vs. Magnetic Actuation

  Optics and Structural Monitoring
      1. Optics and Structural Monitoring

  Analysis of Promising Future Technologies
      1. Analysis of Promising Future Technologies

  Shape Memory Alloys
      1. Shape Memory Alloys

  Conductive Polymers
      1. Conductive Polymers

  3 | PIEZOELECTRIC AND ELECTROACTIVE MATERIALS
   Piezoelectric and electroactive materials
      1. Piezoelectric and electroactive materials

  Military Applications
      1. Military Applications

  PZT Motors and Engines
      1. PZT Motors and Engines

  Active Control Experts - Carving a Niche
      1. Active Control Experts - Carving a Niche

  CSA Engineering - Developing a PZT Workstation
      1. CSA Engineering - Developing a PZT Workstation

  Single-Crystal Piezoceramics
      1. Single-Crystal Piezoceramics

  Novel Single-Crystal Applications
      1. Novel Single-Crystal Applications

  Current Uses for Piezoelectrics
      1. Current Uses for Piezoelectrics

  Polyvinylidene Fluoride
      1. Polyvinylidene Fluoride
      2. Measurement Specialties Inc.

  Los Alamos: Electrically Conductive Warning Device
      1. Los Alamos: Electrically Conductive Warning Device

  Novel Piezoelectric Materials Developments
      1. Cryogenic Strontium Titanate
      2. PZT Films Made from Sol-Gels
      3. PZT Ceramics Combined with Metal
      4. Non-Lead-Containing Piezoelectrics
      5. Tactile Sensing Arrays
      6. Smart Antennas
      7. Moving Microcomponents
      8. Smart Bolts
      9. Piezoelectric Composites
      10. Piezoceramic Tubes
      11. Near-Net-Shape Ceramics
      12. High-Tech Fibers
      13. Piezoceramic Microrods
      14. Piezoelectric Film
      15. Low-Cost; Single-Crystal Piezofibers

  4 | ELECTROSTRICTIVE AND MAGNETOSTRICTIVE MATERIALS
   Electrostrictive and magnetostrictive materials
      1. Electrostrictive and magnetostrictive materials

  Lead Magnesium Niobate
      1. Lead Magnesium Niobate

  The Revolution in Polymers
      1. The Revolution in Polymers

  Electrostrictive Polymers
      1. Electrostrictive Polymers
      2. Polymer Actuator Applications

  Research in Electrostrictive Materials
      1. Polymer Wiper Blades
      2. Ultracapacitors
      3. Artificial Muscles
      4. Add Cubes to Nanotubes

  Research in Magnetostrictive Materials
      1. The Magnetostrictive Terfenol-D
      2. Applications

  Industry Outlook
      1. Industry Outlook

  Brite/Euram: Magnetostrictive Actuators for Damage Analysis and Vibration Control
      1. Brite/Euram: Magnetostrictive Actuators for Damage Analysis and Vibration Control

  Linear Position Sensing
      1. Linear Position Sensing

  Detecting Magnetic Fields
      1. Detecting Magnetic Fields

  Nanoscale Nickel Dichloride Magnets
      1. Nanoscale Nickel Dichloride Magnets

  Thin-Film Research Improves Sensor Technology
      1. Thin-Film Research Improves Sensor Technology

  5 | RHEOLOGICAL MATERIALS
   Description
      1. Description

  ER Fluids
      1. ER Fluids

  MR Fluids
      1. MR Fluids

  MR Fluid Markets
      1. MR Fluid Markets

  Other MR Players
      1. Other MR Players
      2. Automotive Applications
      3. Optical Finishing; Seismic Damping
      4. Seismic Shock Absorption

  MR Pros and Cons
      1. MR Pros and Cons

  6 | THERMORESPONSIVE MATERIALS
   Shape Memory Alloys
      1. Shape Memory Alloys
      2. Nitinol
      3. Thermoresponse in Medicine

  Shape Memory Polymers
      1. Shape Memory Polymers
      2. Jergens Inc.
      3. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

  Magnetically Activated SMAs
      1. Magnetically Activated SMAs

  More SMA Applications
      1. More SMA Applications

  TiNi Alloy Co.
      1. TiNi Alloy Co.

  Sandia National Laboratory
      1. Sandia National Laboratory

  SMAs and Actuation
      1. SMAs and Actuation

  Drawbacks of SMA Actuation
      1. Drawbacks of SMA Actuation

  7 | ELECTROCHROMIC MATERIALS
   Description
      1. Description

  World Market for Smart Glass
      1. World Market for Smart Glass

  System Design
      1. System Design

  Major Electrochromic Players
      1. Gentex Corp.
      2. Donnelly Corp.
      3. Sage Electrochromics
      4. 3M Corp.
      5. Research Frontiers Inc.

  Electrochromic Market Statistics
      1. Electrochromic Market Statistics

  Considerations for Commercialization
      1. Considerations for Commercialization

  UV Light-Induced Polymers
      1. UV Light-Induced Polymers

  8 | FULLERNESS
   Description
      1. Description

  Fullerene Nanotubes
      1. Fullerene Nanotubes

  Commercial Sales of Fullerenes
      1. Commercial Sales of Fullerenes

  Potential Fullerene Applications
      1. Potential Fullerene Applications
      2. From Carbon to Diamond
      3. C60 as an HIV Agent
      4. Doping Carbons

  9 | R&D IN PH- AND LIGHT-SENSITIVE MATERIALS
   Targeting pH of Subcellular Compartments
      1. Targeting pH of Subcellular Compartments

  Detecting Corrosion
      1. Detecting Corrosion

  Monitor pH in Blood in Real Time
      1. Monitor pH in Blood in Real Time

  Light-Sensitive Materials
      1. Light-Sensitive Materials

  10 | PATENTS
   Piezoelectric and Electroactive Materials
      1. Piezoelectric and Electroactive Materials

  Magnetostrictive Materials
      1. Magnetostrictive Materials

  Rheological Materials
      1. Rheological Materials

  Thermoresponsive Materials
      1. Thermoresponsive Materials

  Electrochromic Materials
      1. Electrochromic Materials

  Fullerenes
      1. Fullerenes

  Smart Gels
      1. Smart Gels

  Conductive Polymers
      1. Conductive Polymers

  11 | RESOURCES
   Key Contacts
      1. Key Contacts

  Bibliography
      1. Bibliography

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