Advocacy & Policy

Materials Success Stories

Postcards that highlight the value of materials successes driven by federal research investment, and call for continued support.

  • Diamond-like Carbon

    May 2020

    Diamond-like carbon (DLC) constitutes a class of super hard to semi-soft carbon coatings with a market value of over $1 billion and is now seeing increased use in automotive racing, medical tools, electronics, and packaging industries.

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  • 2D Materials

    May 2020

    Two-dimensional (2D) materials are an emerging class of ultrathin materials with applications spanning several important sectors.  These materials are still largely in the fundamental research stage and are expected to have a market value of over $300 million by 2027 as developments lead to commercial applications.

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