, Volume 28, Issue 1–2, pp 17–22 | Cite as

Freedom and fashion in materials science and engineering

  • Robert W. Cahn


This paper briefly analyses the rate at which a new scientific discovery is taken up around the world and further pursued, and the factors that govern such take-up, with special focus on freedom and fashion.


Research choices nanostructured materials fashion and antifashion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert W. Cahn
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  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and MetallurgyCambridge UniversityCambridgeEngland

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