New Materials

Flashcards, suitable for Chemistry Unit 2, AQA

What are the 2 groups of new materials?
Smart materials, Nano-particles
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Give an example of a smart alloy
Nitinol
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What is nitinol?
It's a shape memory alloy
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What is nitinol used for?
Glasses frames and dental braces
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What is a nano-particle?
They are really tiny particles
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What are fullerenes?
They are nano-particles made up of molecules of carbons
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How are nanotubes made?
Fullerenes joined together to from teeny tiny hollow carbon tubes
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What is nanoscience?
Using nanoparticles
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Uses of nanoparticle
Catalysts, make highly specific sensors, new cosmetics, stronger but lighter materials
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Give an example of a smart alloy

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Nitinol

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What is nitinol?

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What is nitinol used for?

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What is a nano-particle?

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