Materials–a brief history

  title={Materials–a brief history},
  author={M. F. Ashby},
  journal={Philosophical Magazine Letters},
  pages={749 - 755}
  • M. Ashby
  • Published 1 September 2008
  • History
  • Philosophical Magazine Letters
Professor Manuel Amaral Fortes has contributed to many aspects of the science of materials. Among them, his greatest love was for a material with a history longer than that of almost any other: cork. Despite its antiquity–Horace (27 BC, 1), Pliny (AD 77, 2) and Plutarch (AD100, 3) document its use over 2000 years ago–it was, until the studies by Fortes and his co-workers 4–6, a neglected material, little studied. His work, elegantly compiled in the text Cortiça 7 has redressed the balance… 
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