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Background Material

Foundational Reports

  • Science for Energy Technology: Strengthening the Link between Basic Research and Industry (long version - pdf) (short version - pdf)
  • New Science for a Secure and Sustainable Energy Future (pdf)
  • Directing Matter and Energy: Five Challenges for Science and the Imagination (pdf)

Materials Genome Initiative and Computational Materials

  • Computational Materials Science and Chemistry: Accelerating Discovery and Innovation through Simulation-Based Engineering and Science (pdf)
  • Computational Techniques, Methods and Materials Design (pdf)

Journal Articles

  • Promises and Problems of Mesoscale Materials Chemistry or Why Meso? (pdf)
  • The Race to X-ray Microbeam and Nanobeam Science (pdf)
  • More is Different, PW Anderson Science 177, 393 (1972) (pdf)
  • The Theory of Everything, RB Laughlin and David Pines, PNAS 97, 28 (2000) (pdf)
  • The Middle Way, RB Laughlin, David Pines, Joerg Schmalian, Branko P. Stojkovic and Peter Wolynes, PNAS 97, 32 (2000) (pdf)
  • Self-Assembly at All Scales, G.M. Whitesides and  Bartosz Grzybowski, Science 295, 2418 (2002) (pdf)

Materials Reports

  • Materials for Key Enabling Technologies (pdf)

Last update: January 27, 2012