Moskowitz, Sanford L.,

Advanced materials innovation : managing global technology in the 21st century / Sanford L. Moskowitz. - Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, 2016. - xxviii, 457 pages ; 25 cm

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Advanced materials innovation : an overview --
Advanced casting technology : ultra-thin steel and the microalloys --
High-pressure technology and Dupont's synthetic fibers revolution --
Low-temperature (interfacial) polymerization : Dupont's specialty fibers vs. General Electric's polycarbonate revolution --
Fluidization I : from advanced fuels to the polysilicones --
Fluidization II : the polyethylenes, the unipol process, and the metallocene polymers --
The metal-on-silicon (MOS) process : the rise of the integrated circuit --
The silicon gate process : the memory chip and the microprocessor --
The epitaxial process I : Bell Labs and the semiconductor laser --
The epitaxial process II : IBM and the silicon-germanium chip --
Product-oriented materials I : liquid crystals and small LC displays --
the electronic calculator and the digital watch --
Product-oriented materials II : liquid crystals, thin-film transistors and large LC displays --

Through detailed case studies of the most important advanced material creations of the latter 20th and early 21st century, the author explores the role of the field of advanced materials in the technological and economic activity today, with implications to the innovation process in general.-A comprehensive study that encompasses the three major categories of advanced material technologies, i.e., Structura

9780470508923 (cloth)

Materials--Technological innovations.

620.11 / MOS

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