In order to achieve the revolutionary new defense capabilities offered by materials science and engineering, innovative management to reduce the risks associated with translating research results will be needed along with the R&D. While payoff is expected to be high from the promising areas of materials research, many of the benefits are likely to be evolutionary. Nevertheless, failure to invest in more speculative areas of research could lead to undesired technological surprises. Basic research in physics, chemistry, biology, and materials science will provide the seeds for potentially revolutionary technologies later in the 21st century.
National Research Council. 2003. Materials Research to Meet 21st-Century Defense Needs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/10631.
|1 Department of Defense Materials Needs||9-20|
|2 Using New Materials in Defense Systems||21-26|
|3 Structural and Multifunctional Materials||27-54|
|4 Energy and Power Materials||55-94|
|5 Electronic and Photonic Materials||95-134|
|6 Functional Organic and Hybrid Materials||135-180|
|7 Bioinspired and Bioderived Materials||181-210|
|8 Integration of Research Opportunities||211-224|
|Appendix A: Meeting Speakers||225-236|
|Appendix B: Biographical Sketches of Committee and Panel Members||237-246|
|Appendix C: Integration of Materials Systems and Structures Development||247-250|
|Appendix D: Energy and Power Materials||251-284|
|Appendix E: Functional and Organic Hybrid Materials||285-292|
|Appendix F: Bioinspired and Bioderived Materials||293-308|
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