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Subject guide for materials science and engineering
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What is Materials Science?

"The branch of science that deals with the structure, properties, and processing of materials, esp. with regard to their potential usefulness." -Oxford English Dictionary

"Materials science may be defined as the relationship of the properties of an object to its chemical composition and structure." - Materials Science & Engineering, Giles F. Carter and Donald E. Paul, 1991


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Shuji Nakamura

Prof. Shuji Nakamura, UCSB Materials Department

Co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on blue light LEDs and semiconductor lasers.



This guide will direct you to the best sources for doing library research in Materials Science and Engineering.

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          Tools to find books in the UCSB Library, other UC libraries, and libraries around the world.

          Tools to find journal articles and other documents (e.g. conference papers, dissertations, etc.)

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