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Current Issue: April 2007

The April issue of Materials World focuses on much-used materials that are nonetheless often overlooked – plastics. Through three feature stories, we look at the changes that are taking place in engineering thermoplastics, as well as the latest in polymer technology. In other features, Michael Forrest investigates the use of software in simulating mining hardware, Tim Clayfield of Dow Europe considers a new type of ethylene-propylene elastomer rubber, and Paul Renken of VSA Resources gives his opinion on hedge positions.
        Two major firsts are highlighted in our news section, as the Materials World team reports on the world’s first liquid transistor as well as Europe’s first waterjet machining technology centre. Rupal Mehta talks to a German scientist who has recently demonstrated that a 2D gauze of carbon atoms can exist in a free state. A newly-developed composite has proven to be stiffer than diamond (a feat supposedly never accomplished before). And a website that offers career advice to engineers and students has recently been launched.

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