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Concerted European action on magnets


  • Prof. Robert W. Cahn

    1. Cahn Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QZ (England)
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    • Prof. Robert W. Cahn was for many years Professor of Materials Science at the University of Sussex, UK, following that with a sorter period as Professor of Physical Metallurgy at the University of Paris-Sud. He is now retired, and attached to the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at Cambridge University, in the capacity of Senior Associate, and continuing to do research. His researches have been in various aspects of physical metallurgy including ordered alloys, recrystallization of deformed metals, twinning and rapid solidification. He has been activ for many years as an editor and correspondent: jointly with others, he created the Journal of Nuclear Materials and the Journal of Materials Science, has edited three editons of a text on Physical Metallurgy, has for 18 years edited a monograph series for the Cambridge University Press, has been materials science correspondent for ‘Nature’ for over 20 years, is a principal editor of the Journal of Materials Research and has embarked on a new editing venture, a series of 18 texts in MSE, for the publishers of ‘Advanced Materials’.


Support from brussels has enabled concerted action in the research and development of magnetic materials as part of the CEAM programme (see logo). The history of this international cooperation, its successes, and future directions are assessed.

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