The Nipple Thief

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This booklet has been produced as the 2003 resource for the Institute of Materials,
Minerals and Mining Schools Affiliate Scheme and was written by Dr Diane Talbot.
Cover photographs appear courtesy of:
Tony Anson of Anson Medical Limited (top left and bottom left)
Sandy Hill of the University of Rochester (top centre).

Thanks are also due to:
Jackel International, the producers of the Tommee Tippee © baby spoons for their information and kind donation of spoons to support this resource.
Tony Anson of Anson Medical for the use of the photographs, useful information and kind donation of the shape memory metal wire to support this resource.
Memory Metals Limited for the kind donation of the shape memory metal springs to support this resource.
The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Smart Materials Division, in particular Laura
Walker, for their information.



Shape memory alloys


Piezoelectric materials


Magnetostrictive materials


Magneto- and electro-rheological materials


Chromic materials




How to use the accompanying resources

Shape memory alloy spring
Shape memory alloy wire
Thermochromic spoon
Thermochromic pen


Smart materials have been around for many years and they have found a large number of applications. The use of the terms 'smart' and 'intelligent' to describe materials and

systems came from the US and started in the 1980‟s despite the fact that some of these so-called smart materials had been around for decades. Many of the smart materials were developed by government agencies working on military and aerospace projects but in recent years their use has transferred into the civil sector for applications in the construction, transport, medical, leisure and domestic…...

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