Introduction to Materials

  • Jeanne Ayache
  • Luc Beaunier
  • Jacqueline Boumendil
  • Gabrielle Ehret
  • Danièle Laub


Natural materials such as organic matter, mineral matter, and living matter, along with artificial materials produced industrially, make up all of the materials found on the Earth. They all have a chemical composition and particular structure that give them specific properties or functions in relation to their surroundings or their formation conditions.


Glass Transition Temperature Biological Material Dislocation Loop Metallic Bond Microstructural Defect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeanne Ayache
    • 1
  • Luc Beaunier
    • 2
  • Jacqueline Boumendil
    • 3
  • Gabrielle Ehret
    • 4
  • Danièle Laub
    • 5
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Microscopie Moléculaire et CellulaireInstitut Gustave Roussy Unité mixte CNRS-UMR8126-IGRVillejuif CXFrance
  2. 2.Labo. Interfaces et Systèmes ElectrochimiquesUniversité Paris VI UPR 15 CNRS Boîte courrier 133Paris CX 05France
  3. 3.Centre de Microscopie Electronique Appliquée à la Biologie et à la GéologieUniversité Lyon IVilleurbanne CXFrance
  4. 4.Inst. Physique et Chimie des MatériauxUniversité Strasbourg CNRS-UMR 7504Strasbourg CX 2France
  5. 5.Faculté des Sciences de Base Centre Interdisciplinaire de Microscopie ElectroniqueEcole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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