The Design of Inorganic Materials

  • Paul J. van der Put


This chapter is in a sense the culmination of the line of this book, the goal of chemical technology of inorganic materials. The main professional activity of materials technologists is the designing of materials. They make and optimize materials for products with a wide range of structures and functions. The lack of suitable materials is always the main bottleneck in the introduction of new products or processes. Materials technology has a supporting or “enabling” role: all hardware is made of materials. Basically materials are what all our prostheses are made of, both inside the body (pacemakers, implants, artificial joints) and outside (cars, ships, computers, tools).1


Inorganic Material Active Material Electric Dipole Moment Vanadium Oxide Mott Transition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul J. van der Put
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  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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