smart materials(chem)

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what is a smart material?
a smart material can change its properties with a change in its surroundings
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name the 5 smart maerials
hydrogel, shape memory alloy, shape memory polymer, thermochromic pigment, photochromic pigment
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explain hydrogel.
it changes into a liquid when the pH or temperature changes. it is used in nappies and hair gel.
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explain shape memory alloy.
it shrinks when it is in cold water and expands when it is in hot water. it is used in kettles and hair straighteners.
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explain shape memory polymer.
can be rigid or elasticated.
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explain thermochromic pigment.
it changes colour when it comes into contact with heat. it is used in cars and clothes
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explain photochromic pigment.
it changes colour when the light intensity around it changes. it is used in beads.
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name the 5 smart maerials

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explain hydrogel.

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explain shape memory alloy.

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explain shape memory polymer.

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