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Material Matters

Wednesday, 2 April, 2014 - 19:30 to 20:30
A Cafe Scientifique talk by Katrina Bakker, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry, University of York "From polythene bags to non-stick pans, the molecular structure of materials we encounter in our everyday lives plays a dominant role in their function. As a materials scientist, it’s my job to develop and adapt such materials to improve the experience of the consumer. However, are these materials usually designed to fulfil specific requirements, or are materials with novel properties more often discovered by accident? Using case studies and live demonstrations, we’ll explore the chemistry of common materials (no prior knowledge required!) and look at some exciting modern and historical discoveries in materials science."
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Chemistry, History and Philosophy of Science and Materials Science
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