Advanced Materials Research
Abrasive technologies are central to modern manufacturing as applied to a wide variety of products covering many disciplines: from nanoscale components to large-scale equipment, and from biomedical devices to aerospace structures.
This volume on the Synthesis and Properties of Surface Coatings includes presentations covering areas such as the properties and characterization of surface coatings and modifications, deposition and modification processes, plasma and ion-beam physics, industrial applications and novel processes.
This second book on the subject of MEMS covers contemporary topics of importance to science, engineering and the technology of materials.
The main focus of this collection of peer-reviewed articles is three different aspects of biohydrometallurgy: this is the field of microbial ecology which is the key to answering central questions concerning not only the diversity and behavior of micro-organisms in commercial operations, but also possible applications in biohydrometallurgy of extremophiles coming from very different environments. This covers metal recovery bioprocesses, including basic and applied studies of bioleaching and bio-oxidation; but also bioflotation. A large part of the book is given over to interfacial studies which contribute to the understanding of the interaction between surfaces and micro-organisms during those processes. Also covered are the remediation of mining activities and environmental protection as related to mining and mining industries.
This special volume presents the very latest findings and ideas in the field of ultra-precision machining.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The subjects covered in this special collection are all related to fatigue, corrosion-fatigue, elastoplastic fracture, damage, mixed-mode loading, brittle layers, the effects of boriding, short cracks, residual strength and many other topics. In all of the cases considered, the solutions obtained are based upon theory, experimental results and, in some cases are complemented by numerical analysis.