Defects and Diffusion in Ceramics, 2003
This latest volume of the annual series contains over 900 selected abstracts of research in the field of ceramics (including, for this purpose, allotropes of carbon); reported between the appearance of Retrospective IV and about June 2003 (allowing for variations in publication dates).
The succinct abstracts, chosen particularly for their hard-data value, are supplemented by nearly 90 pages of original reviews and research reports. These largely invited papers cover the topics of: Deep Level Characterization and its Passivation in 3C-SiC (as monitored by capacitance transient methods, the Formation of p-Type ZnO Films (by using a diffusion process), the Role of Dislocations in the Plastic Behavior of Silicon Nitride, Structural Defects in Amorphous Silicon Oxynitride and Silicon Nitride, the Sintering Characteristics of Nano-Ceramic Coatings, ab initio Modelling of Metal Adhesion to Ceramics with Surface Defects and Effective Diffusivity in Two-Phase Materials.
The up-to-date abstract coverage and timely papers make this essential reading for those wishing to abreast of the state-of-the-art in academic ceramics research.