Electricity is the flow of electrons from a negatively charged body to a positively charged body. Electricity can be used by humans as an energy source in a large number of applications that include heating, lighting and powering electric motors.
Read about research in Canada related to powder forming, functional polymer systems, polymer composites, surface technologies and functional nanomaterials.
Find out how neutrons are used to examine materials. Discover how researchers can use the Neutron Beam Centre's expertise and instruments and find information on the NRU reactor.
Functional polymers contain chemical groups that serve a specific function, whether biological, pharmacological, electrical or other. Intelligent polymers have the capacity of selecting and executing certain specic functions. They respond to an external stimulus by variations in their structure, composition or properties.
Learn about a new manufacturing process developed in Canada to produce metallic foams for the fabrication of biomedical implants.
The National Research Council Institute for Microstructural Sciences (NRC-IMS) is one of Canada's most important research facilities devoted to discovering the quantum, electronic, and photonic properties of leading edge materials.
Discovering new, novel and environmentally friendly industrial materials with a competitive advantage for Canadian industry... new applications and advances in secondary manufacturing for the aluminium sector... cutting edge and virtual reality technologies with real world applications for the aerospace, automotive, transportation and other sectors... Take a look at NRC materials and manufacturing R&D in action.
The NanoPortal has been designed to provide single-window access to national and international audiences with information about Canadian Federal Government nanotechnology programs, as well as links to further general information about nanotechnology.
Learn about bioplastics developed from starch-based polymers found in food that are biodegradable and require less energy during production than petroleum-based plastics.