03/22/2008

The top ten advances in materials science

Last year Jonathan Wood, editor at Materials Today, has assembled a list of the top ten advances in materials science over the last 50 years. In making the final selection, it has been tried to focus on the advances that have either changed our lives or are in the process of changing them.

  1. International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors
  2. Scanning probe microscopes
  3. Giant magnetoresistive effect
  4. Semiconductor lasers and LEDs
  5. National Nanotechnology Initiative
  6. Carbon fiber reinforced plastics
  7. Materials for Li ion batteries
  8. Carbon nanotubes
  9. Soft lithography
  10. Metamaterials

More on Materials Today, December 19, 2007.

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