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The shape – morphing performance of magnetoactive soft materials
Materials & Design, Volume: 211, Start page: 110172
Swansea University Author: Mokarram Hossain
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DOI (Published version): 10.1016/j.matdes.2021.110172
Magnetoactive soft materials (MSMs) are soft polymeric composites filled with magnetic particles that are an emerging class of smart and multifunctional materials with immense potentials to be used in various applications including but not limited to artificial muscles, soft robotics, controlled dru...
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Magnetoactive soft materials (MSMs) are soft polymeric composites filled with magnetic particles that are an emerging class of smart and multifunctional materials with immense potentials to be used in various applications including but not limited to artificial muscles, soft robotics, controlled drug delivery, minimally invasive surgery, and metamaterials. Advantages of MSMs include remote contactless actuation with multiple actuation modes, high actuation strain and strain rate, self-sensing, and fast response etc. Having broad functional behaviours offered by the magnetic fillers embedded within non-magnetic matrices, MSMs are undoubtedly one of the most promising materials in applications where shape-morphing, dynamic locomotion, and reconfigurable structures are highly required. This review article provides a comprehensive picture of the MSMs focusing on the materials, manufacturing processes, programming and actuation techniques, behaviours, experimental characterisations, and device-related achievements with the current state-of-the-art and discusses future perspectives. Overall, this article not only provides a comprehensive overview of MSMs’ research and development but also functions as a systematic guideline towards the development of multifunctional, shape-morphing, and sophisticated magnetoactive devices.
Magnetoactive; Soft materials; Hard magnetics; Soft-magnetics; 4D printing; Shape-morphing
Faculty of Science and Engineering
EPSRC Impact Acceleration Award (EP/R511614/1); EPSRC through the Supergen ORE Hub (EP/S000747/1)