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Materials Research in France: A Short-lived National Initiative (1982-1994).

Abstract : This paper describes the French initiative in materials research against both a national and an international background, in an attempt to disentangle the local circumstances, which prompted this governmental initiative, and to charac- terize the specific profile of materials research in France. In presenting a biography of the interdisciplinary program in materials research (PIRMAT), we argue that: i) the PIRMAT denotes a failure of the French science policy in materials research; ii) the leadership of the CNRS led to a specific style of research, quite different from the engineering approach of Materials Science and Engineering, and characteristic of a French style in materials research.
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Emanuel Bertrand, Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent. Materials Research in France: A Short-lived National Initiative (1982-1994).. Minerva, Springer Verlag, 2011, 49, pp.191-214. ⟨halshs-00683189⟩