Materials Science

Global Research Report - Materials Science & Technology
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Materials science grew the fastest among all physical sciences during the last three decades, and the field holds great potential for 21st century manufacturing and innovation.

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In February of 2011, Thomson Reuters presented a listing of the Top 100 Materials Scientists, 2000-2010, Ranked by Citation Impact. At #3 on this “impact” listing, by virtue of 34 highly cited...

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In December 2010 ScienceWatch presented its annual "Top 20" listings of countries (across all 22 fields), which as of the latest bimonthly update of Essential Science Indicators, achieved...

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In 1996 when chemist Chad Mirkin witnessed a solution of DNA-assembled nanoparticles change from blue to red as it was heated, he knew they had invented the enabling technology for a whole new...

Petroleum-Based Packaging Is History; Cellulose-Derived Packaging Rules
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Bio-nanocomposites based on nanocellulose make 100% fully biodegradeable packaging pervasive. Petroleum-based packaging products will be no more.

For a look forward,...

Increase in Web of Science-indexed Papers on Polymer Solar Cells, 2000 to 2013
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Governments everywhere are anxious to reduce the dependency of their economies on carbon-based energy. They also face pressure to reduce or eliminate nuclear power.

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The aim this century is to “green” the chemical, agrochemical, and pharmaceutical industries by finding processes that produce high yields of products with little or no waste. One of the stumbling...

Research Fronts 2013
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When scientists cite each other's work, they—sometimes unknowingly—link related or identical topics within their scientific research. These "invisible colleges" identify emerging trends and...

Solar is the Largest Source of Energy on the Planet
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Methods for harvesting, storing and converting solar energy are so advanced and efficient that it becomes the primary source of energy on our planet....

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Thomson Reuters Sustainability, a resource that gathers expert insights on sustainability from such areas as climate and...

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Once again, ScienceWatch takes its annual look back at the hottest of recent research. Listed in the adjoining table are the researchers who, according to citations tracked during 2011,...

chemistry beekers
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On February 10, 2011, Thomson Reuters released data identifying the world's top 100 chemists over the past 11 years as ranked by the impact of their published research. The top 100 is intended to...

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