The Materials Revolution

The Materials Revolution

Superconductors, New Materials, and the Japanese Challenge

Book - 1988
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
Discusses the development of superconductivity, high performance plastics, ceramics, fabrics, optical fibers, and new manufacturing processes

MIT Press
The Materials Revolution brings together articles from a wide range of sources to provide the first comprehensive survey of this exciting new technology and its impact on the economy and society.
Three concurrent technological revolutions are going to dominate the last decade of the 20th century information technology, biotechnology, and new materials. Although the first two have been written about extensively in the west, new materials technology has been largely ignored. It is the Japanese who have quietly targeted new materials as the next growth industry.

The Materials Revolution brings together articles from a wide range of sources to provide the first comprehensive survey of this exciting new technology and its impact on the economy and society. Tom Forester's timely and highly readable introduction and his organization of the articles give them context and continuity.

In 1987 a major breakthrough in scientific research revealed a number of manmade ceramic materials that exhibited superconductivity at relatively 'ordinary' temperatures; the potential applications seem unlimited. Naturally "The Superconductivity Story" leads off this collection, but the book also covers such important topics and applications as successors to silicon, high performance plastics, fine ceramics, new kinds of fabrics, optical fibers, materials innovation and substitution, seabed materials, the processing of materials in space, and "The Coming Era of Nanotechnology."

Tom Forester is a Lecturer in the, Division of Science and Technology at Griffith University in Australia. He is editor of The Microelectronics Revolution and The Information Technology Revolution and author of High Tech Society.

Book News
Arranged in five parts; superconductivity, history, economics, innovations and potential. Examines the possible applications of new materials, such as ceramics, silicon, high-performance plastics, optical fibers, and fabric. Cloth edition not seen by SciTech. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1988
ISBN: 9780262061162
0262061163
9780262560436
0262560437
Characteristics: xiii, 397 p. ; ill. : 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Forester, Tom

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at BPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top