links for materials

Chemistry References Images Applications of materials
links for Garbology
Design inSite
WebElements Periodic Table
Periodic Videos
Chemical & Engineering News
C&EN Periodic Table special issue
Introduction to X-Ray Diffraction
Green Chemistry
Green Engineering
MRSEC Education Group
Periodic Table table
Bragg's Law demonstration
structures of crystals
closest packing
superionic ice structure
"Chemistry in Art" exhibit
How Products Are Made
pencil factory
single stream recycling center
space shuttle NASA: Thermal Protection System
dentistry properties of materials
food What's That Stuff? chocolate ... marshmallows
M&M packing [campus computers]
Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
Edward Humes' website
Parts of a Landfill
Puente Hills Landfill
EPA solid waste landfills
UW Superior microplastics researcher
Winnebago County Solid Waste Dept
Tri-County Recycling
Trash Track, BackTalk
The Art of Recology





Metallurgy examples from the Science Museum:
Brass ... Bronze ... Manganese steel ... Tin ... Tantalum
Orthopaedic Metal Alloys
US Steel's automotive steel varieties
American Elements catalog
"Eco-design" and Strategic Metals
What's That Stuff? fireworks ... handwarmers
Building a greener battery

Wisconsin copper mining
Old Copper Culture Milwaukee Public Museum
Roman mining
iron age smelting,forging,charcoal making
Medieval ironworking
BBC blast furnace
How Steel is Made (AISI)
Basic Oxygen Furnace Steelmaking
NOVA Samurai Sword
Hall process for Aluminum
sustainability at Alcoa
USGS critical minerals report



Macrogalleria of polymers
American Chemistry Council information about Plastics
Paper Making 101
Paper Mill Sustainability
USDA Forest Products Lab Nanocellulose Pilot Plant
wood products
plywood data
polymers for 3D extrusion printers
record-setting 3D printer
nonstick coating
renewable feedstocks: Ingeo   Sorona  Virent
Transforming Textiles
What's That Stuff? paper ... leather... amber ... chewing gum ... Jello ... polyurethane foam ...
Lycra/Spandex ... contact lenses ... dryer sheets ... raincoats... Silly Putty ... pencils ... erasers ... plastic bags ... adhesive tape ...liquid bandages ...
Silly String balls ...bowling balls ... new car smell ... synthetic grass ... gasoline ... motor oil ... asphalt

History of Paper
Breaking the Plastic Bag Habit
Reinvention of Silk
Spartacus sites on textile industry
Industrial Revolution
BBC spinning mill
20th Century textile mills
Bakelite (Science History Institute)
macromolecular theory (Science History Institute)
neoprene & nylon (Science History Institute)
first addition polymers (Science History Institute)
Plastics Historical Society
The Art of the Brick
History of Sugru
US Trade data
AIPIA Active & Intelligent Packaging



light and color
food coloring
Paula Burch's web site (dyes)
Dharma Trading Company
Pigments for Oil Paints (Gamblin)
What's That Stuff? oil paints ... hair coloring ... henna ... ink ... tattoo ink...
food coloring ... nail polish ... road markings ... self-darkening eyeglasses ... instant film 
sunglasses "on demand" video
Earth Pigments

Did Vikings navigate with polarized light?
ancient dyes
iron age dyeing
turkey red dyeing
Sir William Henry Perkin, FRS 
synthetic dyes
Pigments through the Ages
Egyptian blue pigment
Urushi (Japanese lacquer)
Amami Oshima Kimonos
traditional Easter egg dyes



sustainable pottery at Saint John's
Ceramics Arts Network
Kintsugi   video
Refraction of Light
Corning Science of Glass
Scientific Glassblowing
chemically strengthened glass
Vitro(PPG) glass processing videos
colors of gemstones
Porcelain Enamel Properties
Brick Manufacture
Self Healing Concrete
demonstration of bendable concrete
LEED certification
LEED certified buildings at UWO
What's That Stuff? glass ..updated glass... body armor ... cement ... opals

neolithic archaeology (Field Museum)
iron age pottery
making Athenian black & red figured vases
firing black & red figured vases
Ceramics Collection at V&A Museum
Wedgwood Collection
glass shaping techniques
Schott glass
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
Corning Museum of Glass
Corning Glass timeline
dichroic Lycurgus Cup
Venetian Glass
UN International Year of Glass 2022
NOVA Roman Bath
robotic bricklayers?


Molecular Beam Epitaxy
CVD Diamond
what your smartphone is made of
DOE solar cell materials:
Si  CdTe  CIGS earth-abundant perovskite III-V organic
Intel chip fabrication
everyday uses of nanotechnology
quantum dots manufacturing
NOVA's Making Stuff:
World's Strongest Stuff

Timeline of Semiconductors in Computers
Computer Chip Visionaries Win Turing Award
Nobel Prize for Blue LED
NOVA: Materials That Changed History
OLED displays
quantum dot TV screens
Parker Solar Probe
rare earth mining
recycling e-waste
Solving The E-waste Problem
A new circular vision for electronics