Materials Science is an interdisciplinary field with elements of cross over into engineering (civil, mechanical and electrical), and incorporates elements of physics and chemistry. In essence, it could be described as a combination of design and discovery of new materials, particularly solids. For many years, Material Science was considered to be a subset of Engineering, Physics and Chemistry but now it is firmly recognised as a ground-breaking science in its own right.
Many of the scientific problems currently faced are due to the limits of the materials available and how they are used. As a result, breakthroughs in materials science are likely to affect the future of technology significantly.
Materials scientists understand how the history of a material influences its structure, properties and performance. This understanding is then used to advance a variety of research areas, including nanotechnology, biomaterials, and metallurgy. Materials science is also an important part of forensic engineering and failure.
To date, PurdyLucey have worked with a large number of Materials Scientists and patents in the field of Materials Science, including the likes of carbon materials (such as graphene, carbon polymers) and TMDs for use in the areas of microchips, digital storage, electrodes, capacitors, transistors, solar cells, dye sensitised solar cells, light emitting diodes, thermoelectric devices, dielectrics, batteries, battery electrodes, capacitor, super capacitors, sensors (for example, chemical and biological sensors), nano-transistors, nano-capacitors, nano-light emitting diodes, and nano-solar cells etc.
The combination of disciplines of each one of our patent attorneys means that we are in the best position to work closely with our Materials Science clients in achieving their IP requirements.