Smart Materials

materials and coatings
Aerospace, medical, construction, and electronics industries benefit

Advanced polymers, metals, and powders combine functionality with design to:

  • Detect and prevent corrosion and other hazards
  • Extend the life of components and structures
  • Reduce inspection, maintenance, and repair costs

With benefits for aerospace, medical, textile, construction, and electronics industries, smart materials improve efficiency and save resources by responding to corrosion, pH changes, water content, temperature, mechanical forces, and much more.

About Technology Transfer

NASA's Technology Transfer Program ensures that innovations developed for exploration and discovery are broadly available to the public. Learn more about NASA's patent licensing process.

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