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SENSORS AND ACTUATORS FOR SMART STRUCTURES

Vinod K. Wadhawan

in Smart Structures: Blurring the Distinction Between the Living and the Nonliving

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199229178
eISBN:
9780191711282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229178.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter goes into detail on the materials best suited for applications in, and as sensors and actuators in smart structures. The discussion is divided into ferroics, soft matter, and ... More


Biological tissue

G. A. D. Briggs and O. V. Kolosov

in Acoustic Microscopy: Second Edition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199232734
eISBN:
9780191716355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232734.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Biological tissue: The elastic properties of biological tissue show much greater contrast than their optical properties. Cells can be imaged in an aqueous medium, so that the ... More


Bioelastomers

C. M. Roland

in Viscoelastic Behavior of Rubbery Materials

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199571574
eISBN:
9780191728976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571574.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Proteins are biological macromolecules essential to life, and rubber elasticity is central to the utility of many proteins, especially in animals. The mechanical properties of proteins often govern ... More


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