Materials for sustainable development

Martin L. Green*, Laura Espinal, Enrico Traversa, Eric J. Amis

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-308
Number of pages6
JournalMRS Bulletin
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012

Keywords

  • Economics
  • Energetic material
  • Environmentally protective
  • Sustainability/sustainable development
  • Waste management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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