Materials Science


What macroscopic properties of materials are typically studied?

Some of the most commonly studied properties of materials include:

  • Thermal conductivity (how well they transmit heat)
  • Electrical conductivity (how well they transmit electrons)
  • Heat capacity (how their temperature changes with added heat)
  • Optical absorption, transmission, and scattering properties
  • Stability toward mechanical wear and chemical corrosion


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