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Materials for the 21st century

Author: David Segal
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed., 1st impressionView all editions and formats
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What does cotton candy, which dissolves at the touch, have in common with Kevlar, used for bullet-proof vests? How can our understanding of such materials help us to tackle essential problems of the 21st century? 0Materials play a key role in our search for solutions to many pressing issues. They underpin many industries, are critical for the development of consumer goods, are essential components of medical  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Segal
ISBN: 9780198804079 0198804075 9780198804086 0198804083
OCLC Number: 1016111576
Description: XVI, 319 str. : ilustr. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1: Introduction: The importance of materials for 21st-century economies2: Candy floss, cellulose, sugars and foods3: Chips with everything4: Polymers5: Healthcare: The benefits of materials6: Let there be lights7: Energy supplies for the 21st century8: Preparation of materials9: Disruptive technologies10: The importance of microstructure on material properties11: Patents, patent trolls and intellectual property12: Everyday products: the role of materials
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