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.

Biomedicine & Biochemistry; Materials Science

Artificial Wombs and Spider Silk Hearts! Sci-Fi Biotech is Here

Artificial womb to serve as a surrogate mother, a heart made of spider silk protein, a nose “growing”... Read more

Materials Science

Sustainable Shopping: How to Rock White Sneakers Without Eco-Guilt

White sneakers look great with nearly everything on nearly everybody, so it’s no surprise they’re having a fashion... Read more

Materials Science

Measuring Up US Infrastructure Against Other Countries

How does infrastructure in the U.S. compare to that of the rest of the world? It depends on... Read more

Materials Science

Scotland’s New Queensferry Crossing Reveals How Smart Technologies Monitor and Maintain the Health of Bridges

Two months after the opening of the newest bridge across the Firth of Forth in Scotland, it is possible to... Read more

Materials Science

It May Not Be Possible to Slow Down Fast Fashion – So Can the Industry Ever Be Sustainable?

The fashion industry has some major sustainability problems. By 2030, it is predicted that the industry’s water consumption will grow... Read more

Materials Science

Biopolymer Grafting: Applications

There is growing interest in biopolymer-based materials all over the universe, especially if the materials are based on... Read more

Materials Science

Convergence of Metamaterials and Quantum Materials at Boston University’s Materials Day Workshop

One of the most exciting aspects of materials science research is the ability to enable future technologies previously... Read more

Materials Science

Bioactive Glasses: Materials, Properties and Applications

It is a well-known fact that for decades bioactive glasses have been used as highly effective implant materials... Read more

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