Material is a general term for a chemical substance or a mixture of substances with certain, well defined physical properties.

Material is a general term for a chemical substance or a mixture of substances with certain, well defined physical properties.

Materials sciences, also known as materials engineering, is an interdisciplinary field (mostly between chemistry and physics) that is focused on designing materials with new properties, or new processes to produce materials.

Common, prominent classes of materials are metals, glasses, ceramics, semiconductors, composites, and plastics. In recent years a main focus was .

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