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.

Materials Science

Printing Isn’t Just for Books

Sometimes when things go wrong with a part of the body the only option is to replace it.... Read more

Materials Science

Sustainable Shopping: for Eco-Friendly Jeans, Stop Washing Them So Often

Denim jeans – whether ripped, straight, flared, vintage or raw – are one of the world’s most-loved garments.... Read more

Materials Science

Metal Oxide Book Series

The new Metal Oxides books series will include volumes on material synthesis, deposition to characterization, processing, device fabrication... Read more

Materials Science

Explosion Blast Response of Composites

Composites are used in a wide range of military, commercial, and civil applications where extreme dynamic loading from... Read more

Materials Science

Making Flexible Electronics with Nanowire Networks

A smartphone touchscreen is an impressive piece of technology. It displays information and responds to a user’s touch.... Read more

Engineering; Materials Science

Military-Funded Prosthetic Technologies Benefit More than Just Veterans

In 1905, an Ohio farmer survived a railroad accident that cost him both of his legs. Two years... Read more

Materials Science

A 3D-Printed Rocket Engine Just Launched a New Era of Space Exploration

The rocket that blasted into space from New Zealand on May 25 was special. Not only was it... Read more

Materials Science

Speaking With: Mia Woodruff About Using 3D Printing to Replace Body Parts

3D printing is fundamentally changing the way we make many objects – from construction materials to toys and... Read more

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