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David Segal

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198804079

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198804079.001.0001

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Disruptive Technologies

Disruptive Technologies

(p.81) 9 Disruptive Technologies
Materials for the 21st Century

David Segal

Oxford University Press

Chapter 9 describes potential disruptive technologies in the 21st century. It covers the expanding area of gene editing, also known as genome editing or CRISPR. It describes ‘wonder materials’ such as graphene and high-temperature superconductors. Three-dimensional printing, also known as 3D printing, is covered in the text. Two materials that have intriguing properties, namely metamaterials and auxetic materials and their properties, are described.

Keywords:   metamaterials, wonder materials, auxetic materials, three-dimensional printing, 3D printing, high-temperature superconductors, gene editing, CRISPR, disruptive technologies

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