Defect and Diffusion Forum

ISSN: 1662-9507

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Edited by: Prof. Andreas Öchsner and Graeme Murch
Online since: March 2012
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS).
The present topical volume presents a representative cross-section of some recent advances made in the area of diffusion. The range of topics covered is very large, and, this reflects the enormous breadth of the topic of diffusion. The areas covered include diffusion in intermetallics, phenomenological diffusion theory, diffusional creep, kinetics of steel-making, diffusion in thin films, precipitation, diffusional phase transformations, atomistic diffusion simulations, epitaxial growth and diffusion in porous media.


Edited by: D.J. Fisher
Online since: January 2012
Description: This volume on materials engineering comprises a collection of abstracts of recent scholarly papers and articles concerning a wide variety of topics related to the effects of structural defects and diffusion in many material areas, including thin-film manufacturing and facing metals.


Edited by: D.J. Fisher
Online since: October 2011
Description: This thirteenth volume in the series covers the latest results in the field. As well as some 360 metals-related abstracts, the issue includes original papers on all of the major material groups: “Bulk Diffusion of Homovalent Non-Magnetic Atomic Probes of Titanium and Zirconium in Tungsten Single Crystals”, “Comparative Mössbauer Analysis of Superfine Structure of Hadfield Steel Upon Different Kinds of Severe Deformation”, “Assessment of Microstructural Degradation in 2.25Cr-1Mo Steel …”, “Isochronal and Isothermal Annealing of Wrought Aluminum Alloy”, “Application of the Photoacoustic Method for the Determination of the Thermal Properties of Heat-Treated and Annealed Al-Li Alloy“, “Effect of Ageing on Microstructures, Electrical Properties and PALS of Aircraft Al Alloy 2024”, “Preparation of C/Cu Composite Powders by High-Energy Ball-Milling”, “Quantitative Analysis of Fiber Fracture in Powder Injection Molded Metal Composites”, “Wear Mechanisms of Ceramic-Reinforced Metal-Matrix Composite …”, “Development and Characterization of Alumina-Silica Sand Nanoparticle Composites”, “Characterization and Properties of Copper-Silica Sand Nanoparticle Composites”, “Diffusion Processes Affecting the Performance of Heterogeneous Catalysts”, “Analytical Solutions for Moving Elliptical Paraboloid Heat Source in Semi-Infinite Plate”, “Solution for Modeling 3D Moving Heat Sources in a Semi-Infinite Medium …”, “Probing the Phase Transition in Nanocrystalline TiO2 Powders …”, “BSCCO 2212 Defective Tellurium Ions on Bi-Site”, “Self-Diffusion in Nano Zinc Sulphide”, “SIMS Study of 30keV H+ Ion-Implanted n-GaAs“, “Optical Studies of Physically Deposited Nano-Ag2Te Thin Films”


Edited by: D.J. Fisher
Online since: July 2011
Description: This thirteenth volume in the series covering the latest results in the field includes abstracts of papers which have appeared since the publication of Annual Retrospective XII (Volumes 303-304). As well as the over 300 semiconductor-related abstracts, the issue includes the original papers: “Effect of KCl Addition upon the Photocatalytic Activity of Zinc Sulphide” (D.Vaya, A.Jain, S.Lodha, V.K.Sharma, S.C.Ameta), “Localized Vibrational Mode in Manganese-Doped Zinc Sulphide and Cadmium Sulphide Nanoparticles” (M.Ragam, N.Sankar, K.Ramachandran), “The Effect of a Light Impurity on the Electronic Structure of Dislocations in NiAl” (L.Chen, Z.Qiu), “Analysis of Finite Element Discretisation Schemes for Multi-Phase Darcy Flow” (D.P.Adhikary, A.H.Wilkins), “Theoretical Investigations of the Defect Structure for Ni3+ in ZnO” (Z.H.Zhang, S.Y.Wu, S.X.Zhang).


Edited by: D.J. Fisher
Online since: May 2011
Description: This twelth volume in the series includes 589 abstracts of ceramics research papers, together with original papers on other major material groups, and theory: Studies of the EPR Parameters and Local Structure of Co2+ in ZnO, Structural and Electrical Changes in BIMNVOX Oxide-Ion Conductor, Effect of Film Thickness on Some Optical Properties of Sprayed Pyrolysis Cobalt Oxide Thin Films, A Novel Experimental Approach to Compatible Carbon Nanofiber Diffusion around Circular Carbon Micro-Post Surfaces, Structural Rigidity, Percolation and Transition-Temperature Study of the Ge19Se81-xSbx System, Physical Analysis of Structural Transformation in Ge-Incorporated a-SbxSe100-x System, Study of the Glass Transition Temperature of (Se100-xBix)90Te10 Alloys, A Boost-Up Method of MEMS-Bulk-Micromachining towards C-MEMS Fabrication for Sensing and Manipulating Bioparticles, Electrical and Dielectric Properties of Te15(Se100-xBix)85 Amorphous Glassy Alloys, Low-Power Operation of Pt/Porous Si Schottky-Diode Gas-Sensor through a Reduction in its Breakdown Voltage, Surface Composition Transformation of Thin Film based on Al Grown by CBE on the (001) GaAs Surface Due to Laser Assistance, Characterization and Properties of Iron/Silica-Sand-Nanoparticle Composites, Al-Film/Si-Substrate System Nanoscratching Response Based upon Molecular Dynamics Simulation in NEMS, Probing the Activation Migration Enthalpies of Dislocations in 2024 Aircraft Material using Nuclear and Electrical Techniques, A Numerical Simulation Approach to Convection, Buoyancy Effect, Microfiltration and Flow Analysis as an Influential Lead for Designing and Dimensioning in MEMS, Prediction of Transient Temperature Distribution, HAZ Width and Microstructural Analysis of Submerged Arc-Welded Structural Steel Plates, Evaluation of the Effect of Catalyst Pore-Size Distribution on the Effectiveness Factor in Ethylbenzene Dehydrogenation by Orthogonal Collocation.


Edited by: Prof. Andreas Öchsner, Prof. Graeme E. Murch and Prof. João M.P.Q. Delgado
Online since: April 2011
Description: The goal of this special collection of peer-reviewed papers was to provide an unique opportunity to exchange information, to present the latest results and to review relevant issues in contemporary diffusion research. The result is a work which will provide valuable insights into this subject.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS)


Edited by: Herbert Jaeger and Matthew O. Zacate
Online since: March 2011
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS).
The motivation for this special-topic volume was two-fold. Among the various techniques for probing material properties at the atomic scale, PAC is a somewhat hidden gem. This is partly because PAC requires the use of radioisotopes; thus rendering it almost useless as a non-destructive characterization method. Moreover, there are relatively few PAC isotopes available; so it is not always possible to apply PAC to the most technologically pressing problems. Thus, PAC studies of materials are often more fundamental, and less applied, in nature. One of the goals of this volume was to raise the profile of PAC: in particular, for materials scientists, whose research could well benefit from adding this method to their tool-box. The second goal was to provide a single-source reference which illustrated the applicability of PAC to a wide range of materials. Part 1 consists of a number of comprehensive review articles concerning the technique itself and its state-of-the-art application to magnetic materials, ceramic oxides and nanostructured materials. Part 2 consists of papers which describe ongoing work on TiO2 nanomaterials, L12-structured intermetallic compounds, and wide-bandgap semiconductors. Overall, this is a valuable and unique guide to the subject.


Edited by: B.S. Bokstein, A.O. Rodin and B.B. Straumal
Online since: March 2011
Description: This special collection concentrates on three basic topics, the 35 peer-reviewed papers being grouped into: 1. Grain Boundary Diffusion, Segregation and Stresses, 2. Bulk Diffusion and Phase Formation and 3. Diffusion-Controlled Processes. It provides succinct and timely coverage of these topics.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).


Edited by: David J. Fisher
Online since: February 2011


Edited by: David J. Fisher
Online since: December 2010
Description: This second volume in a new series covering entirely general results in the fields of defects and diffusion includes 356 abstracts of papers which appeared between the end of 2009 and the end of 2010. As well as the abstracts, the volume includes original papers on theory/simulation, semiconductors and metals: “Predicting Diffusion Coefficients from First Principles …” (Mantina, Chen & Liu), “Gouge Assessment for Pipes …” (Meliani, Pluvinage & Capelle), “Simulation of the Impact Behaviour of … Hollow Sphere Structures” (Ferrano, Speich, Rimkus, Merkel & Öchsner), “Elastic-Plastic Fracture Mechanics Model …” (Liao), “Calculation of Fracture Toughness for Hydrogen Embrittlement …” (Mahdavi & Mashhadi), “… Method to Describe the Role of Diffusion in Catalyst Design” (Zeynali), “… Axial Shift and Spin Hamiltonian Parameters for Mn2+ in CdS …” (Wang, Wu, Hu & Xu), “Structure and Electronic Properties of Evaporated Thin Films of Lead Sulfide” (Ibrahim), “Acoustic Emission during Isothermal Oxidation of … Steel” (Jha, Mishra & Ojha), “… Carbon Content versus Heating Temperature in Austenitizing of Cast Iron” (Gong & Xiang), “Exploration of Parameters of Ashcroft’s Potential …” (Ghorai), Effect of Tribological Parameters upon Mechanical Wear …” (El Azizi, Meliani, Belalia & Benamar)


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