As an interdisciplinary discipline, developing a genuine 'taxonomy' for Materials is perhaps unrealistic, but we can develop a useful set of hierarchical 'facets' through which users from all types of background might wish to access our resources. Therefore we will enable users to search by materials types, processes, applications, scientific concepts, plus a range of other 'top-level' categories, as follows:
- Science approaches
- Product Forms
- Testing, analysis & experimentation
- Others (Sustainability, Management, Design, Health & Safety...)
The subject tree is unlikely ever to be 'final' and will be able to alter it as the project progresses.
Click here to check out the current tree.