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Presenter: Howard Colquhoun

Published: February 2013

Age: 14-19 and upwards

Views: 1457 views

Tags: materials science light strong carbon

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society of Chemistry


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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.

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