Advanced Materials Research
This special collection focuses on the most up-to-date knowledge concerning Glass Science and Technology.
It covers various aspects of glass science and glass technology, mutual interactions between glass science and glass technology, and their influence upon the glass industry. Special attention is paid to new challenges to glass in the 21st century. The contributions deal with topics related to understanding and predicting the chemistry and technology of processing, fabrication, structure, properties and history of glass.
This special collection deals with the escalating cost of corrosion. The realization that corrosion has an enormous impact upon the world economy, human factors and the global environment makes governments, industries and private institutions first give serious consideration to corrosion before investing in any new acquisition.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
This special issue aims to provide up-to-date knowledge and the latest scientific concepts and technological developments in the processing, characterization, testing, mechanics, modeling and applications of a broad range of advanced materials.
This book consists of a collection of 74 original peer-reviewed papers. They cover a wide range of topics in the interesting field of nano-structure related semiconductor photonics; a field which encompasses quantum dots, quantum wire, nano-wire, nano-rods, nano-crystals, photonic crystals, ZnO-based materials, III-V compound semiconductors, Si photonics and organic optoelectronic devices.
This special volume comprises 85 refereed papers. The selection of the papers was based upon the recommendations of the reviewers and the discretion of the editors. In most cases, the accepted papers were further polished to improve their readability.
This work comprises edited versions of papers presented at the 6th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing (PRICM-6), held on Jeju Island, Korea between the 5th and 9th November, 2007.
Enhancement of the surface finish and integrity of engineered components is increasingly important, particularly for the working parts used in electronic and optical devices and systems. Significant progress has been made, in recent years, in developing new and advanced surface finishing technologies as well as in achieving a fundamental understanding of surface finishing technologies in order to predict, control and optimise practical surface finishing processes.
The aim of this special volume is to offer the opportunity of bringing together academic researchers and industry workers in order to exchange information on the latest developments in, and applications of, advanced precision surface finishing and deburring technologies; as well as generally promoting personal contact and interdisciplinary research collaborations.
The present volume provides an up-to-date, comprehensive and worldwide state-of–the art survey of the science and technology of materials, covering such topics as: powder metallurgy, metal-forming, heat-treatment and surface engineering and metal casting and welding, plus quality-control and environmental aspects.
The demands now being made on metallic structures are increasingly complex, since the strains and application loading-profiles which occur are locally limited and inhomogeneous. Therefore, high-strength structures having optimised material properties have to be developed.