Harvesting the Fruits of Inquiry: How Materials Discoveries Improve Our Lives

The field of condensed matter and materials research has played a key role in meeting the nation's needs in a number of areas, including energy, health, and climate change. Harvesting the Fruits of Inquiry highlights a few of the societal benefits that have flowed from research in this field. This report communicates the role that condensed matter and materials research plays in addressing societal needs. The report uses examples to illustrate how research in this area has contributed directly to efforts to address the nation's needs in providing sustainable energy, meeting health needs, and addressing climate change issues. Topics include: solid-state lighting; rechargeable batteries; spintronics; and polymer membranes for water filtration. Written in an accessible style, this report will be of interest to academia, government agencies, and Congress.

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    National Academies Press

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  • Publication Date: 2014


  • English

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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 32p

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  • Accession Number: 01519394
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: PHY1016162; DE-SEO000424O
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 18 2014 3:09PM