How 4D Printing, Smart Materials, and Self-Assembly Can Be Implemented Together to Protect Humans in Hostile Situations While in Space


by : 
Kaushik S.


The aim of this project is to figure out if there is any overlap between three fields of nanotechnology: 4D printing, self-assembly, and smart materials. 4D printing is the process of 3D printing objects that change shape as the conditions of the object's environment are changed. Self-assembly is the process of engineering conditions so that certain organic molecules come together to form ordered macromolecules. Smart materials are those that have different properties in different conditions. Furthermore, the project aims to find any applications of these three technologies that can be used to make space travel more efficient and safe.