This book offers a contemporary overview of nanodiffusion, and details the present state of this rapidly growing field. New conceptions of basic aspects of the diffusion processes occurring at the nanoscale are treated, and many useful insights and results concerning diffusion kinetics in various types of technologically important nanomaterials are presented. The latter include: nanomagnetic materials, consisting of a mixture of magnetic nanoparticles in a residual amorphous magnetic matrix; thin films, bi-layers and multilayers for X-ray or neutron mirrors and for magneto-electronic applications such as GMR; and semiconductor nanosystems for many current and future applications.
Table of contents:Diffusion Mechanisms in Grain Boundaries, A. Suzuki, Y. Mishin; Analysis of the Effective Diffusivity in Nanocrystalline Materials, I.V. Belova, G.E. Murch; Grain Boundary Diffusion and Segregation in Nanolayered Materials, J. Bernardini, C. Girardeaux, Z. Erdélyi, C. Lexcellent; Grain Boundary Diffusion and Segregation in Compacted and Sintered Nanocrystalline Alloys, Sergiy Divinski, Jai-Sung Lee, Christian Herzig; Grain Boundary Diffusion in Consolidated Nanomaterials. Stress Effect on Grain Boundary Diffusion, B. Bokstein, M. Ivanov, Yu. Kolobov, A. Ostrovsky; Nanoscale Effects in Diffusion, D.L. Beke, Z. Erdélyi, I.A. Szabó, C. Cserháti; Stresses and Interfacial Structure in Metal Films and Multilayers of Nanometre Thickness, O. Thomas, S. Labat, T. Bigault, P. Gergaud, F. Bocquet; Destratification Mechanisms in Coherent Multilayers, M. Bobeth, A. Ullrich, W. Pompe.
Review from Ringgold Inc., ProtoView: The present state of the field of nanodiffusion is overviewed here. Basic aspects of the diffusion processes occurring at the nanoscale are treated, and results concerning diffusion kinetics in various types of technologically important nanomaterials are presented. Materials discussed include nanomagnetic materials, thin-films and multilayers for X-ray or neutron mirrors and for magneto-electronic applications, and semiconductor nanosystems. Some specific topics include diffusion mechanisms in grain boundaries, destratification mechanisms in coherent multilayers, and nanoscale effects in diffusion. Also published as Journal of Metastable and Nanocrystalline Materials, v.19.