Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering

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Hosted on ScienceDirect-Elsevier Reference Modules include thousands of cross-references and links to the related book chapters and journal articles available to you on ScienceDirect, providing the full spectrum of the subject on one easy platform.

Trustworthy-Elsevier Reference Modules provide you with access to thousands of peer-reviewed articles from Elsevier's Major Reference Works along with articles exclusive to the Reference Module, selected and organized by an expert external Editorial Board for each subject.

Discoverable-Selected articles are organized into an intuitive subject hierarchy designed by each Module’s Editorial Board. They are easy to navigate and search within, helping you quickly find essential information and understand the interdisciplinary links between topics.

Current-The Editorial Board continuously reviews the module, ensuring it covers the most significant recent developments in the field. Time stamps mark the date of the most recent review or update. New content is commissioned for the Reference Module as necessary to ensure its currency and breadth of coverage. As relevant Reference Works are published, selected articles are added at no additional cost.

Saleem Hashmi"It is certainly a revolutionary way of thinking in that there is no deadline. The researchers who are contributing will have the opportunity to update their articles on new developments in their own field of research. All of which will be included in the online digital source of the Reference Module." Saleem Hashmi - Editor-in-Chief for Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering - Dublin, Ireland

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Shahjahan Mridha"The discovery and development of materials are hallmarks of the growth of civilizations. Scientists, engineers and researchers search for appropriate materials for the sustainable development of society. The online Reference Module initiative represents a seminal stage in the evolution of scientific practice in materials science and materials engineering. It will cover the entire spectrum of these discourses through a continuously updating, peer-reviewed knowledge base that will seek to address the varied requirements of academics, students and practitioners." Shahjahan Mridha, Ph.D - Subject Editor for Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering - Glasgow, Scotland

Numbers at a glance

  • 2,500 articles from 7 Elsevier Reference Works
  • 3,500 contributors
  • 15 editorial board members
  • 7,500 images

With continuously updated articles from the following Elsevier Major Reference Works:

  • Comprehensive Biomaterials
  • Comprehensive Composite Materials
  • Comprehensive Hard Materials
  • Comprehensive Materials Processing
  • Comprehensive Microsystems
  • Comprehensive Nanoscience and Technology
  • Comprehensive Nuclear Materials
  • Comprehensive Semiconductor Science and Technology
  • Comprehensive Structural Integrity
  • Encyclopedia of Condensed Matter Physics
  • Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology
  • Polymer Science: A Comprehensive Reference
  • Shreir’s Corrosion

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