This special volume on Materials Integration is based upon peer-reviewed papers selected from those presented at the International Symposium on the Global COE program, in conjunction with the 2nd International Symposium on Advanced Synthesis and Processing Technology for Materials (ASPT2011) and the 8th Materials Science School for Young Scientists, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University (Kinken-Wakate 2011).
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
This volume covered the principal research fields of (i) Infrastructural and Bio- materials, (ii) Electronic materials, (iii) Energy and Environmental materials and (iv) Basic materials science. Materials integration is expected to produce a synergistic effect and permit the development and production of non-conventional materials exhibiting new functionalities.
Review from Ringgold Inc., ProtoView: Though well known figures are brought in to deliver keynote addresses, the main emphasis of the symposium is to encourage young materials scientists to think and act across scientific disciplines. The 66 papers here, selected by peer review, look at infrastructure and bio-materials, electronic materials, energy and environmental materials, and basic materials science. Among the topics are the thermal conductivity design and evaluation of zirconium phosphate bonded silicon nitride porous ceramics, carbon nanomaterials for drug delivery, continuous dynamic recrystallization during the warm deformation of tempered lath martensite in a medium carbon steel, a comprehensive approach for constructing new material for electronic multipliers, and a computer simulation model for composite materials reinforced by multi-sized spherical particles.