Materials Science

In this discipline: 679 papers · 3,065 groups

Discipline summary

Materials science is the study of matter and the application of its properties to different uses. The field seeks to understand the relationship between a material’s structure and its properties in order to optimize the performance of existing materials and manufacture new materials that replicate those properties. In addition to serving industrial purposes, materials science has also become critical for solving problems in the physical sciences, such as testing condensed matter and solid state theories.

Popular papers

  1. Graphene is a rapidly rising star on the horizon of materials science and\ncondensed matter physics. This strictly two-dimensional material exhibits\nexceptionally high crystal and electronic quality and, despite its short\nhistory, has already…
  2. This article reviews the basic theoretical properties of graphene, a\ntwo-dimensional allotrope of carbon, with unusual electronic properties. The\nelementary excitations are linearly dispersing Dirac fermions with vanishing\nelectronic density of…
  3. The outstanding electrical1, mechanical and chemical properties of graphene make it attractive for applications in flexible electronics. However, efforts to make transparent conducting films from graphene have been hampered by the lack of effi-…
  4. Problems associated with large-scale pattern growth of graphene constitute one of the main obstacles to using this material in device applications. Recently, macroscopic-scale graphene films were prepared by two-dimensional assembly of graphene…
  5. Predicting the binding mode of flexible polypeptides to proteins is an important task that falls outside the domain of applicability of most small molecule and protein−protein docking tools. Here, we test the small molecule flexible ligand docking…