The overall objective of this programme was to establish the UK’s capability to discover and understand new materials that can operate under increasingly extreme conditions, thus enabling a wide range of new technologies. The vision was to develop the required understanding of how the processing, microstructures and properties of materials systems operating in extreme environments interact to the point where materials with the required performance can be designed and then manufactured.
You can read our Final Report (Word docx.) and judge whether you think that we accomplished our goals. A separate list of all papers produced, which are also present in Annex 4 of the Final Report, can also be found under XMat Publications (PDF - 316KB).