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Smart materials are materials with special mechanical properties that can be controlled by application of an electric or magnetic field.

Piezoelectric materials and dielectric elastomers respond to changes in an applied electric field, making them suitable for use as sensors and actuators, or as electromechanical energy converters.
Magnetorheological fluids and elastomers respond to changes in an applied magnetic field, making them suitable for use in haptic control systems, or workpiece holders, or in clutch systems and dampers.

By designing new materials tailored to specific applications, and by testing existing materials under different operating conditions with a view to improving their functionality and durability, it is possible to develop innovative concepts for industrial users.


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Dr. Thomas Hofmann

Acting Head

CeSMa - Center Smart Materials

Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

Neunerplatz 2
97082 Würzburg

Phone: +49 931 4100-350
Fax: +49 931-4100-399


Dr. Holger Böse

Head

CeSMa - Center Smart Materials

Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

Neunerplatz 2
97082 Würzburg

Phone: +49 931 4100-203
Fax: +49 9342 9221-498