Materials Physics is about insight into how and why solid materials exhibit the properties they do. It is based on an understanding of the micro- and nano-structures of materials which determine their morphological, mechanical, thermal, electronic, optical and transport properties.
For AkzoNobel, this is particularly important for the invention or optimization of materials for coatings that:
- are stable in hostile environments (extremes and cycling of temperature, humidity, exposure to chemicals etc);
- are tough and scratch resistant provide protection against corrosion;
- display novel or enhanced optical or electronic effects;
- inhibit microbial growth (bio-fouling) and have self-cleaning properties.
|Are you interested in this area of science? If so, contact the Materials Physics ECG leader John Carroll by e-mail.|