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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (4): 459–493.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Johan Gribbe; Olof Hallonsten The cross-disciplinary field of materials science emerged and grew to prominence in the second half of the twentieth century, drawing theoretical and experimental strength from the rapid progress in several natural sciences disciplines and connecting to many industrial...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2010) 40 (3): 350–398.
Published: 01 August 2010
... officials, and materials science reviewers continued to offer, then withdraw, votes of confidence even though the middling-sized IPNS produced high-profile research, including work that made the cover of Nature in 1987. In the midst of this period of shifting opinion and impressive research results, some...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2008) 38 (4): 569–609.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Catherine Westfall In the early 1980s, David Shirley tried to launch a new synchrotron light source for materials science at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL). Building accelerators was LBL's stock-in-trade. Yet with the Advanced Light Source (ALS) nothing proceeded as in the past. Whereas nuclear...