Our Light Materials
Presenter: Howard Colquhoun
Published: February 2013
Age: 14-19 and upwards
Views: 1193 views
Tags: materials science light strong carbon
Source/institution: Royal Society of Chemistry
In the 21st century, even the toughest of metals are now being replaced by synthetic carbon-based materials that are so strong, light, and resistant to high temperatures that they can be used in the construction of high-performance aircraft. Howard Colquhoun, Professor of Materials Chemistry at Reading University, highlights some of the latest research in this fascinating field.