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2D materials
3D printing

ablation
absorbent
absorption
abundant
acoustic
acoustic emission
acoustic waves
actinide
activation analysis
actuation
adaptive
additive manufacturing
additives
adhesion
adhesive
adsorption
aerogel
aerospace
Ag
Al
alloy
alternatives assessment
amorphous
annealing
antiferromagnetic
antiviral
Ar
archeology
art
artificial intelligence
As
atom probe microscopy
atom probe tomography
atomic layer deposition
atomic layer etching
attrition
Au
Auger electron spectroscopy (AES)
autonomous
autonomous research

B
Ba
barrier layer
Be
Bi
bioelectronic
biofilm
biological
biological synthesis (assembly)
biological synthesis (chemical reaction)
biomaterial
biomedical
biomimetic
biomimetic (assembly)
biomimetic (chemical reaction)
blend
bonding
bone
Br
brazing

C
Ca
calorimetry
carbon dioxide
carbonization
casting
catalytic
Cd
Ce
cellular (material form)
cellular (material type)
cement & concrete
ceramic
chemical composition
chemical reaction
chemical substitution
chemical synthesis
chemical vapor deposition (CVD) (chemical reaction)
chemical vapor deposition (CVD) (deposition)
circular economy
Cl
clathrates
cluster assembly
CMP (chemical mechanical processing)
Co
coal
coating
cold isostatic pressing (CIP)
cold working
colloid
combinatorial
combinatorial
combinatorial synthesis
combustion synthesis
combustion synthesis (SHS)
commerce
complex
composite
compound
computation/computing
conflict minerals
core/shell
corporate / business
corporate social responsibility
corrosion
cost/cost-effective
COVID-19
Cr
critical materials
cryomilling
crystal
crystal growth
crystalline
crystallization
crystallographic structure
Cs
Cu

data/database
Debye temperature
decoherence
deep level transient spectroscopy (DLTS)
defects
degradable
densification
devices
diamond
dielectric
dielectric properties
differential thermal analysis (DTA)
diffusion
Dirac
directional solidification
dislocations
dispersant
display
dissipative
DNA
dopant
ductility
durability
Dy

economics
education
efficiency
elastic properties
electrical properties
electrochemical synthesis
electrodeposition
electromigration
electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS)
electron irradiation
electron microprobe
electron spin resonance
electronic material
electronic structure
electron-phonon interactions
elemental
embrittlement
emergent phenomena
energetic material
energy generation
energy storage
environment
environmental impact 
environmentally benign
environmentally protective
epitaxy
Er
ethanol
Eu
extended x-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS)
extreme environment
extrusion

F
fabric
fatigue
Fe
Fermi
ferroelectric
ferroelectricity
ferromagnetic
fiber
field emission
field ion microscopy
filamentary
film
firing
flame synthesis
flexible
fluid
fluidics
flux growth
foam
focused ion beam (FIB)
footprint
forging
fossil fuel
fractal
fracto-emission
fracture
freeze drying
functional

Ga
gas chromatography
Gd
Ge
geologic
glass
government policy and funding
grain boundaries
grain size
graphene

H
Hall effect
hardness
hazard 
He
healable
heterogenous
heterostructure
Hf
Hg
hierarchical
high-entropy alloy
highly correlated
Ho
holography
hot isostatic pressing (HIP)
hot pressing
hybrid
hydrogenation
hydrothermal

I
III-V
II-VI
In
in situ
infiltration (assembly)
infiltration (chemical reaction)
informal education
informatics
infrared (IR) spectroscopy
infrastructure
ink-jet printing
inorganic
insulator
interatomic arrangements
intercalated
intercalation
interface
internal friction
ion beam analysis
ion plating
ion scattering spectroscopy (ISS)
ion-beam assisted deposition
ion-beam processing
ion-exchange material
ionic conductor
ion-implantation
ion-solid interactions
Ir

joining

K
kinetics
Kr

La
Lanthanide
laser
laser ablation
laser annealing
laser decomposition
laser-induced reaction
layered
Li
life cycle assessment
lifecycle
lighting
lightweight
liquid
liquid crystal
liquid-phase epitaxy (LPE)
lithography (deposition)
lithography (removal)
Lu
lubricant
luminescence

machine learning
machining
macromolecular structure
magnetic
magnetic properties
magnetoelectric
magnetooptic
magnetoresistance (magnetic)
magnetoresistance (transport)
mass spectroscopy/spectrometry
material availability
material availability
materials genome
materials sourcing
mathematics
mechanical alloying
mechanoluminescence
membrane
memory
mesoscale
metal
metal-insulator transition
metallic conductor
metalorganic deposition
metal-organic framework (MOF)
metamaterial
methane
metrics
metrology
Mg
microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)
microelectronics
microscale
microstructure
microwave heating
mixture
Mn
Mo
modeling
molecular
molecular beam epitaxy (MBE)
molecular weight
morphology
Mössbauer effect
multiscale

N
Na
nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS)
nanoelectronics
nano-indentation
nanoscale
nanostructure
nanostructure
Nb
Nd
Ne
neuromorphic
neutron irradiation
neutron scattering
Ni
nitride
nonlinear effects
nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
nuclear materials
nucleation & growth

O
operando
optical
optical metallography
optical properties
optoelectronic
organic
organometallic
Os
outreach
oxidation
oxide

P
packaging
particulate
passivation
paste
Pb
Pd
perovskites
phase equilibria
phase transformation
photochemical
photoconductivity
photoemission
photonic
photoreflectance
photovoltaic 
physical vapor deposition (PVD)
piezoelectric
piezoresponse
plasma deposition
plasma-enhanced CVD (PECVD) (chemical reaction)
plasma-enhanced CVD (PECVD) (deposition)
plasmonic
plating
polycrystal
polymer
polymerization
porosimetry
porosity
powder
powder metallurgy
powder processing
Pr
predictive
protein
Pt
Pu
purification
purification
pyrolysis

quantum communications
quantum dot
quantum effects
quantum information
quantum materials
quantum sensing
quantum surface
quasicrystal
qubit

Ra
radiation effects
Raman spectroscopy
rapid solidification
rare
rare-earths
Rb
Re
reactive ball milling
reactive ion etching
reactivity
recovery
recycling
recycling 
renewable
resilient
responsive
reuse
Rh
RHEED
robotics
Ru
Rutherford Backscattering (RBS)

S
Sb
Sc
scale-up/manufacturing
scanning acoustic microscopy (SAM)
scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
scanning probe microscopy (SPM)
scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM)
scanning tunneling microscopy (STM)
screen printing
Se
second phases
secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS)
selective area deposition
self-assembly
semiconducting
sensor
shape memory
shape-shifting
shock loading
Si
simulation
simulation
single-photon source/emitter
sintering
slurry
Sn
society
soldering
sol-gel
solution deposition
solvent casting
specific heat
spectroscopy
spin
spintronic
spray deposition
spray pyrolysis
spray-drying
sputtering
Sr
standards
statistics/statistical methods
steel
storage
strength
stress/strain relationship
stretchable
structural
superconducting
superplasticity
supply chain
supramolecular
surface chemistry
surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)
surface reaction
sustainability
sustainability
synthetic
synthetic biology

Ta
Tb
Te
texture
thermal conductivity
thermal diffusivity
thermal stresses
thermally stimulated current
thermionic emission
thermodynamics
thermoelectric
thermoelectricity
thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)
thin film
Ti
tissue
Tl
topological
toughness
toxicity
transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
transparent conductor
transportation
tribology
tunable
twins

U

V
van der Waals
vapor phase epitaxy (VPE)
vapor pressure
viscoelasticity
virus

W
waste management
water
welding
Weyl

Xe
x-ray diffraction (XRD)
x-ray fluorescence
x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
x-ray reflectivity
x-ray tomography

Y
Yb

zeolite
Zn
zone melting
zone refining
Zr