Physics in Canada / La Physique au Canada - 2012 (68.1)

Sustainable Approaches to Advanced Materials Research

Mary Anne White
Dalhousie University

There are many exciting opportunities for materials research in Canada and elsewhere. Materials research is especially appealing because of its connections to "real life", while providing an excellent training for basic science. For example, the industries from Silicon Valley, on which our daily lives now depend, would never have developed if silicon had a different band gap!