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Motion and Chemical Reactions: Composite Materials

Year 10 Science


Explore and share top composites research, as selected by our editors. We've put together the latest article collections, journals and key articles, so you can explore the latest research in this field.  Our articles are fully open access, and are freely available online on a permanent basis to a wide global audience.

Australian Academy of Science

Composite materials are formed by combining two or more materials that have quite different properties. The different materials work together to give the composite unique properties, but within the composite you can easily tell the different materials apart – they do not dissolve or blend into each other.

Advances in Composite Materials

The book consists of invited papers written by leading experts in the field. It contains original contributions concerning the latest developments in composite materials.


Applications and Examples and Classification of Composite materials A composite material is a combination of fibers and matrices. Composite material = Fiber+Matrix

When developing new applications for composite materials, evaluating their strength and failure behavior is critical to ensuring the materials can be safely incorporated. Shimadzu provides a full line of high-quality instrumentation for all types of composite materials analysis and mechanical testing.

An Introduction to Composite Materials and the HiPerDuCT research project.

The journey to replacing plastic with renewable materials is a gradual process. However, Biocomposites by Stora Enso offer a sustainable and wood-fiber based alternative already today to substitute a large portion of fossil-based materials in products typically produced in plastics.


Composites, also known as composite materials, are natural or synthetic materials made from two or more constituents and with physicochemical properties that are different from those of the individual components. Examples of composites are fibre-reinforced polymers, glass-reinforced plastics, nacre, bone and cement.


A composite material is one composed of two or more components combined in a way that allows the materials to stay distinct and identifiable. Both components add strength to a composite, and the combination often compensates for weaknesses in the individual components.


The objective of the research is to develop new fully / partially biodegradable composite materials by using new natural fibers and those recovered from various wastes. Thus, the research aims to obtain some composites with matrix of various types of polymeric materials and the reinforcement phase of textile materials (of different natures, morphologies and composites) so that the resulting products to be (bio)degradable.