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Various types of materials such as films, fluids, oils and solids


  • Aggregates & resists - aggregates constitute the component of a composite material that provides bulk and resists compression, and resists are a thin polymer layer on the surface of an object
  • Amorphous materials - solids that lack the consistent order characteristics of a crystal, glass being the most common material
  • Biological & biomedical materials - materials evolving from biological structures
  • Composite materials - often called simply composites, materials composed of two or more constituent materials with significantly different characteristics which maintain their distinctiveness when combined
  • Crystalline materials - solid materials whose constituent atoms are arranged in an orderly and repeating pattern in three dimensions
  • Films - thin chemical coverings applied to a material's surface
  • Fluids - substances that continually deform under applied pressure, composing both liquids and gases
  • Mesoporous materials - materials with pores of an intermediate size
  • Metamaterials - artificial materials engineered to have properties that may not be found in nature, often used in producing optic materials
  • Oils - a substance that is liquid at normal temperatures but does not mix with water
  • Optical materials - materials that effect the transmission of light
  • Organic inorganic hybrid materials - materials in which biological and non-biological materials are combined at a nanometer level
  • Phase change materials - or PCM, a substance with a high heat of fusion, capable of storing and releasing large amounts of energy
  • Photoconducting materials - materials that become more electrically conductive due to the absorption of electromagnetic radiation
  • Polymers - a large molecule composed of repeating structural units
  • Radioactive materials - materials whose atoms lose energy by emitting ionizing particles
  • Raw materials - materials that have not been processed or re-figured by human activity
  • Resins - the hydrocarbon secretion of some plants, usually conifers, which can produce varnishes, adhesives and other products
  • Solids - one of the three states of matter in which materials are characterized by structural rigidity and resistance to change
  • Waste materials - excess materials that are extruded as part of a production process

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