Materials Science

The highly interdisciplinary field of materials science examines elements of applied physics and chemistry, as well as chemical, mechanical, civil, and electrical engineering. Nanoscience and nanotechnology in particular have yielded major innovations in this area, such as graphene and carbon nanotubes. Elsevier’s authoritative content in this area ranges from undergraduate textbooks to multi-volume reference works investigating the relationships between the structure of materials and their properties. Our journals (including Materials Today), books, and eBooks help researchers stay abreast of developments in this swiftly advancing field, coving major sub-disciplines like energy and power; metals and alloys; ceramics; composite materials; polymer science and biomaterials; interdisciplinary materials science; and structural materials.

Alternative & Renewable Energy; Materials Science

Contact Lens Material Could Produce Electric Cars that Recharge in Minutes

Running out of battery has become an all-too regular occurrence for most people with a smartphone. So imagine... Read more

Alternative & Renewable Energy; Materials Science

Static Electricity’s Tiny Sparks

Static electricity is a ubiquitous part of everyday life. It’s all around us, sometimes funny and obvious, as... Read more

Materials Science

Top Five SciTech Connect Materials Articles of 2016

As we bid farewell to 2016, here’s a look back at the some interesting and thought-provoking materials articles... Read more

Materials Science

New Series, Comprehensive Materials Finishing Has Published

We are thrilled to announce that Comprehensive Materials Finishing has published! This interdisciplinary work brings together all known research in... Read more

Biomedicine & Biochemistry; Materials Science

Ask an Expert: Buddy Ratner

We sit down with Buddy D. Ratner, Professor of Bioenengineering and Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington... Read more

Materials Science

Why STEM Subjects and Fashion Design Go Hand in Hand

The fashion industry evokes images of impossibly beautiful people jet setting around the world in extravagant finery. Like... Read more

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Materials Science

Upcycling: Using the Magic of Composites to Create Environmental and Social Benefits

Caroline Baillie and Randika Jayasinghe’s new edition Green Composites: Natural and waste-based composites for a sustainable future introduces... Read more

Biomedicine & Biochemistry; Materials Science

Skin Patches Instead of Needles: Can Nanotechnology Vaccinate the World?

Who likes getting a needle? I know I definitely don’t. Someone else who doesn’t is Mark Kendall from... Read more

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