#ndt Nobel Laureate Sir George Paget Thompson said: “We have, for some time, labelled civilisations by the main materials they have used; The Stone Age, The Bronze Age and the Iron Age. A civilisation is both developed and limited by the materials at its disposal. Today, mankind lives on the boundary line of the Iron Age and a New Materials Age”.
We have now truly entered the Advanced Materials Age. The rapid and multi-dimensional growth of high-tech industries has continued to expand the role of materials. H