Materials science and engineering (MSE) contributes to our everyday lives by making possible technologies ranging from the automobiles we drive to the lasers our physicians use. Materials Science and Engineering for the 1990s charts the impact of MSE on the private and public sectors and identifies the research that must be conducted to help America remain competitive in the world arena. The authors discuss what current and future resources would be needed to conduct this research, as well as the role that industry, the federal government, and universities should play in this endeavor.
National Research Council. 1989. Materials Science and Engineering for the 1990s: Maintaining Competitiveness in the Age of Materials. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/758.
|Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations||1-18|
|1. What is Materials Science and Engineering||19-34|
|2. Materials Science and Engineering and National Economic and Strategic Security||35-73|
|3. Research Opportunities and Functional Roles of Materials||74-109|
|4. Research Opportunities and the Elements of Materials Science and Engineering||110-140|
|5. Manpower and Education in Materials Science and Engineering||141-161|
|6. Resources for Research in Materials Science and Engineering||162-185|
|7. Comparisons of Efforts in Materials Science and Engineering of Selected Nations||186-206|
|Appendix A: Synthesis||207-223|
|Appendix B: Processing||224-241|
|Appendix C: Performance||242-254|
|Appendix D: Instrumentation||255-268|
|Appendix E: Analysis and Modeling||269-280|
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