Advanced Materials are materials that are specifically engineered to exhibit novel or enhanced properties that confer superior performance relative to conventional materials.
Advanced materials means materials with engineered properties created through the development of specialized processing and synthesis technology, including ceramics, high value-added metals, electronic materials, composites, polymers, and biomaterials. Advanced Materials Science is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal that welcomes submissions on areas covering the research results, methods for studying, the relationships between structure, processing, properties, and performance of materials.
Materials can be classified into four main groups: metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites. Metals are materials on the left side of the periodic table of chemistry and include ferrous metals that have iron inside them (including steel) and nonferrous metals that don't.