Advanced Materials Research
Concrete-polymer composites have attracted people’s attention in many industries for their excellent physical and mechanical properties and durability. The peer reviewed paper in this special volume cover the following topics: materials, mix proportion design and properties of concrete-polymer composites; their characterization methods, their application and other special aspects. In these papers the authors are trying to answer what is essential in concrete-polymer composites, how to make it better for the given project and how to eventually achieve sustainable building materials.
This volume consists of 46 peer-reviewed papers ranging from fundamental academic research to applied technology research, which are grouped into 6 chapters: Nanomaterials and green technology; Polymer, composite and advanced materials; Metals and alloys; Corrosion and coating technology; Ceramic materials; Materials processing and technology. It provides incomparable coverage of the current state of the art.
With the rapid development of industry and information technology, researchers in all fields begin to discuss some new ideas connected with materials science and manufacturing technology. The collection covers topics of current interest in material science.
The papers are grouped as follows:
Chapter 1: Novel Composite Materials and their Behaviour;
Chapter 2: Advances in Machining and Materials Technology;
Chapter 3: Research Trends in Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials;
Chapter 4: Electronic, Opto-electronic, Photonic and Thermoelectric Materials and Devices;
Chapter 5: Advances in Civil Engineering Materials and Constructions;
Chapter 6: Advances in Welding Technology;
Chapter 7: Corrosion Protection;
Chapter 8: Analysis of Pipes and Structures;
Chapter 9: Characterization of Materials and Computational Material Science;
Chapter 10: Advances in Dielectric Materials;
Chapter 11: Miscellaneous Research Topics.
This collection of 145 peer-reviewed papers, presented as a one-volume set, covers the latest advances in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Structural and Materials Science, Building Materials, Chemical and Materials Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Materials Science, Electrical and Electrical Materials, Mechatronics, MEMS/NEMS, Information and Computational Materials Science, Material Science and Technology, Construction technology and Materials Science and other related fields. Taken together with its coverage of applications, this collection will be welcomed by anyone interested in these subjects.
The Aim of ICAMEM2012 was to present the latest research and results of scientists related to advanced materials and engineering materials topics.
The papers are grouped as follows:
Chapter 1: Advanced Materials and New Materials;
Chapter 2: Engineering Materials Research;
Chapter 3: Materials Processing Technology;
Chapter 4: Other Engineering Solutions for Manufacturing.
The development of new materials with specific properties is discussed such as metal hydride systems. Other active areas of research include in this volume is the surface engineering to locally enhance properties: electro deposition, electrostatic spray assisted vapor deposition (ESAVD) and aerosol assisted chemical vapor deposition. This includes creating metallic glass coatings with high strength and corrosion resistance, cermet coatings with good wear resistance, as well as functional thin films and Nano composite coatings. The work presented here is characterized by a synthesis of experimental research and numerical modeling of the mechanical behavior of materials at different length scales, and the application of models developed to analyze structural parts.
International Conference on Engineering Materials for Electronics, Communication and Construction 2012 (EMECC 2012) was held on Aug. 25-26, 2012, Hangzhou, China. EMECC was initially created by a network of researchers and engineers both from academia and industry in the areas of material science and mechanics engineering. The goal of EMECC 2012 is to bring together researchers from the academia and practitioners from the industry in order to address fundamentals and applications of material science and mechanics. The conference provides a forum where researchers shall be able to present recent research results and new research problems and directions related to them. The conference seeks contributions presenting novel research in all aspects of new advanced methods for material science and mechanics.
Chapter 1: Material Study, Physical and Chemical Processes in Materials;
Chapter 2: Mechanics Engineering, Dynamics and Systems, Manufacturing Design Applications;
Chapter 3: Structure Analysis and Mechanical Properties of Materials;
Chapter 4: Material Technology and Design of Materials Applications.
The papers are grouped into the following chapters:
Chapter 1: Advanced Material Engineering;
Chapter 2: Advanced Optical Materials and Devices;
Chapter 3: Advanced Industrial Electronics;
Chapter 4: Advanced Information Engineering.
In this special issue, we have several papers that are addressing the current status of the fundamental issues related to synthesis and the diverse applications of semiconducting nanowires and nanotubes. The papers related to nanocrystalline polymer materials presented in chapter IV discusses the different aspects associated with the synthesis and properties of polymer materials and provides good scope for researchers to carry out further research on polymer materials. Demonstration about the usage of specific nanocrystalline materials for efficient drug delivery and antimicrobial activities are being discussed in chapter V under the title nanostructured materials for biological applications and will be an impetus for carrying out research in this area. Finally, in the chapter VI papers related to sensors and devices using nanostructured materials give an overview about the fabrication of devices like, field effect transistors, gas sensors and solar cells using nanomaterials.