Materials for the 21st Century by David SegalMaterials for the 21st Century by David Segal

Materials for the 21st Century

byDavid Segal

Paperback | June 24, 2017

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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?Materials 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 diagnostic techniques, offer hope for the treatment of currently incurable diseases, and provideanswers to environmental problems. This handbook is a guide to the materials we rely on for the future. Materials for the 21st Century serves as a useful resource for undergraduate and high school students preparing for a career in physical sciences, life sciences,or engineering, by helping them to identify new areas of interest. It is also an excellent reference for readers interested in learningmore about the diverse range of materials that underlie key aspects of our economy and everyday lives.
David Segal is an author or co-author of over forty scientific papers and an inventor or co-inventor of over twenty-five patent families. He has worked for the UK Atomic Energy Authority at the Harwell Laboratory and Coller IP Management. He earned his Ph.D. on foaming in lubricating oils at Bristol University, and carried out post-doc...
Title:Materials for the 21st CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pagesPublished:June 24, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198804083

ISBN - 13:9780198804086

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Table of 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

Editorial Reviews

"The book is well structured and written, covers a variety of interesting topics and has a fantastic glossary. The entries include references to the literature that enable the interested reader to find pertinent reading material that will encourage their voyage of discovery into the field. Thebook should be an accessible and useful reference for high school students, undergraduates, postgraduates, academics and industrialists." --John G. Hardy, Lancaster University, UK