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Materials for sustainable development

  • Martin L. Green (a1), Laura Espinal (a2), Enrico Traversa (a3) and Eric J. Amis (a4)
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Many technologies in the materials, manufacturing, energy, and water sectors that currently provide important benefits to humanity cannot continue indefinitely and must be directed toward a more sustainable path. In this article, we introduce the concept of sustainable development, discuss the critical roles that materials science plays in this field, and summarize the contents of the articles in this special issue of MRS Bulletin.

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MRS Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0883-7694
  • EISSN: 1938-1425
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