By Richard Maldanis, Ph.D., Nerac Analyst,
Originally Published: November 4th, 2014
The evolution of smart materials has allowed researchers to incorporate stimuli adaptive polymers, metals, composites and other systems in their new innovations. From phase changing and temperature/pH sensitive materials, shape memory alloys and piezoelectric ceramics, these materials having properties that change with respect to their designed sensitive conditions, which are utilized to create novel responsive products.
This paper will provide a brief review on pH-responsive systems as well as the identification of new emerging technologies utilizing these polymers by screening patent classification codes. In addition, the top researchers on designing these new polymers will be detailed with a synopsis of their recent research activities.
Examining patent classification codes relative to a type of material or a company’s activity can be useful in obtaining competitive intelligence information on how potential threats are moving forward in a field as well as locating Universities/affiliations to collaborate with or potential licensures.
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