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All materials have a relationship to each other: materials react with, corrode or protect each other; they mimic or replace one other over time; they stick to, attract or repel each other. This area of the Materials Library celebrates the many and varied relationships that exist between the materials in our collection. 

There’s a myriad of different ways to group, categorise and assemble materials depending on your industry, application or disciplinary lens. Some of the selections featured here relate to our research projects, some are inspired by our events programme and others are simply groupings of materials that we think you might find interesting or inspiring.

To curate your own selection of materials that delight, disgust, intrigue and inspire you, go to the Bookmarks area.