Thermal analysis

In association with Mettler Toledo, Materials Today is proud to present a range of freely accessible video presentations and articles on the various techniques that comprise modern thermal analysis.

With presentations from experts in the field, articles and interviews, we hope that you will find this section of to be an invaluable resource for exploring the potential of thermal analysis techniques including differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), flash DSC, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), thermomechanical analysis (TMA) and much more.


In association with FEI, Materials Today is delighted to be able to offer free access to a range of specially selected webinars and research articles covering advanced imaging technologies.

Devices and structures made on a nanoscale now have a number of real world applications, and the potential for further development is still growing. However, both characterizing and converting the latest ideas and designs into results can pose a significant technical barrier.

The techniques discussed in the microsite, including correlative tomography, focused ion beam fabrication, differential phase contrast in electron microscopy and environmental TEM, comprise a range of powerful tools for the study of materials for application in electronics, energy, medicine and beyond.

Nano surfaces analysis

In association with Bruker, Materials Today presents a range of freely accessible articles on techniques for nano surface analysis.

Atomic force microscopy (AFM) remains one of the most important techniques in the materials scientists’ toolkit. Applications span materials, from physics through biology, including semiconductors, data storage devices, polymers, optics, nano-mechanical, nano-electrical and nanoscale chemical mapping.

Similarly, research into materials and how materials can be changed to influence strength, integrity, or durability is an integral part of product design and improvement across nearly every industry. Mechanical testing solutions provide the most comprehensive and versatile means of investigating tribology—friction, wear, load, hardness, and lubrication.

Distinguished lectures in mechanics

Materials Today is proud to showcase the Elsevier Distinguished Lectures in Mechanics sponsored by Elsevier, the journal Mechanics Research Communications, and the NJIT Granular Science Laboratory.

Contributors include Prof Stephen Cowin, Prof James Rice, Prof Sia Namat-Nasser, Prof Howard Baum, Prof John W. Hutchinson, and Prof Jan D. Achenbach.

Plasma cleaning and surface activation

In association with Harrick Plasma, Materials Today is proud to present a range of freely accessible whitepapers and articles on the various techniques that comprise modern plasma cleaning and surface activation.

A clean surface with controlled and tunable surface chemistry is critical for studying surface interactions of materials and improving interfacial, biological, and electronic properties of materials for optimal device and structural performance.

3D Printing

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, has taken the world by storm. The process of building solid objects by adding materials layer-by-layer is changing the way in which products are designed, tested and manufactured. This disruptive technology is impacting engineers and materials scientists in academia, as well as designers and product managers in industry, and ultimately, consumers. In association with HP, Materials Today is proud to present a range of freely accessible whitepapers and articles that cover these areas.

Advanced Materials Analysis

How light interacts with advanced materials is vital to optical technologies from solar cells to light-emitting devices. Advanced optical materials enable a tailor-made control over this interaction, whether light is being absorbed or emitted.