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Materials for the 21st Century$
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David Segal

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198804079

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198804079.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

The Importance of Materials for 21st-Century Economies

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
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Materials for the 21st Century
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David Segal

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198804079.003.0001

Chapter 1 describes how materials are important for the development of consumer goods, are key components of medical diagnostic techniques, underpin industries and offer hope for incurable diseases. The importance of surfaces on material properties is stressed. It associates the 20th century with synthetic polymers and suggests the 21st century is an age of natural polymers. Speciality alloys, renewable materials and renewable energy sources are highlighted. The importance of microstructure on material properties is described. Consideration of foods as materials is discussed in relation to diabetes and obesity.

Keywords:   surfaces, speciality alloys, renewable materials, renewable energy, diabetes, obesity, consumer goods

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