What is material background?

  • Thread starter denian
  • Start date
  • #1
160
0
i need to write a report about the background material of a certain project. i am not good in english, so can anyone explain what exactly is needed? thank you.
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
Astronuc
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
19,599
2,961
Normally, when one writes a technical report, one writes about the historical background of the particular subject. This provides some continuity between the current state-of-the-art and what preceded it.

For example, if one was to write a paper on Ge-Li detectors (a type of solid state detector), one could also write on other solid state detectors or radiation detectors in general.

Great examples are found in patent applications. Part of the requirement of a patent is to present what was done in the past (BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION or PRIOR ART) in the relevant class (or subject). The idea is to show that one is familiar with the subject and that one is aware that one's idea is new (or novel).

See for example - [URL [Broken] nuclear radiation detector with deep junction and radial field gradient[/url] or
search at www.uspto.gov for US Patent - 4,157,559. Just enter patent number.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Related Threads on What is material background?

Replies
2
Views
2K
Replies
3
Views
1K
Replies
3
Views
773
Replies
1
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
1K
Replies
16
Views
12K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
811
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
3K
Replies
4
Views
151
Top