Advanced Materials Research
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.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The search for ever more novel materials, to meet the ever-increasing demands of modern civilization for building, operating and maintaining its infrastructures, will continue as long as mankind seeks to conserve the Earth’s resources, and yet keep up with the new technological challenges created by the latest inventions and discoveries.
The main objective of this very up-to-date collection of papers is to gather together the latest information on the state of acoustic emission (AE) testing, with particular emphasis being placed on scientific and technical developments. The book covers a wide range of activities relevant to the acoustic emission of engineering structures and systems; including data processing, analytical techniques and experimental case-studies.