Key Engineering Materials

ISSN: 1662-9795

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Edited by: M. Fuentes, J.M. Martínez-Esnaola, A.M. Daniel
Online since: November 1996
Description: "Ceramic and Metal Matrix Composites" provide an update on this field, and identifies new problem areas. Newcomers will find that it provides a sound basis for learning how inorganic matrix composite materials are made and how they behave.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
A total of 148 articles cover practically every area of current interest within the ambit of CMCs and MMCs.


Edited by: J. Nowotny and C.C. Sorrell
Online since: October 1996
Description: The increasing interest in the use of electrical techniques for the characterisation of material properties indicates the need for a book in which the most important issues in this area are addressed. Consequently, the aim of this volume is to provide a comprehensive description of the electrical techniques used in studies of the semiconducting properties of materials based upon ionic solids, principally metal oxides. A second aim is to present an updated review of the most important data on the defect-related properties of ionic solids, such as the transport of charge or matter, and their electrochemistry in an accessible form.


Edited by: Hamid Mostaghaci
Online since: September 1996
Description: In spite of the very great progress made in ceramic science, and the elegance and excitement of the research which has been performed, the real driving force for developments in ceramics remains their potential applications. The opportunity for dramatic scientific advances was certainly one reason for the "ceramic fever" of a decade ago, but there is also no doubt that the prediction of an annual market for fine ceramics, amounting to 6 billion Yen played a role.


Edited by: E. Armanios
Online since: May 1996
Description: The potential of composites cannot be fully realized unless their fracture modes and failure mechanisms are fully understood, and appropriate design tools for failure prediction are developed and verified.


Edited by: P.E. McHugh
Online since: March 1996
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
Significant advances in materials technology have been made in recent years, by both university and industrial research laboratories. It is of great importance that there should be free transfer of information and technology between the research laboratory, industry, and marketplace. Such transfer and dissemination is promoted by Frontiers for Engineering Materials.


Edited by: T.W. Clyne
Online since: December 1995
Description: There is extensive interest in the development of new and improved composite materials. This is particularly true of composite systems based upon metallic and ceramic constituents. As the characteristics of the interface are of central importance, there is a great incentive for an improved understanding of the nature of interfaces between constituents in such composite systems and of the factors that affect their mechanical characteristics.


Edited by: Dean-Mo Liu
Online since: September 1995
Description: The development of porous ceramic materials has presented a new challenge to various industries, because porous ceramics are more durable in severe environments and their surface characteristics permit them to satisfy very specific requirements.


Edited by: I.M. Low and X.S. Li
Online since: September 1995
Description: In the wake of the rapid progress made in ceramic science in recent years, advanced ceramic tools with superior mechanical properties have been developed, giving improved productivity, lower production costs and better workpiece quality. An introduction to the history, evolution, material properties, wear and fracture, processing technologies, and performance of various advanced ceramic tools has already been covered in Advanced Ceramic Tools for Machining Application - II.


Edited by: R.J. Fordham, D.J. Baxter and T. Graziani
Online since: July 1995
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The study of oxidation and corrosion resistance continues to play a vital role in the development of advanced ceramics. A knowledge of both the mechanisms governing the corrosion processes and the rate of degradation under conditions of use are required in order to permit judicious materials selection.


Edited by: K. Uematsu, Y. Moriyoshi, Y. Saito and J. Nowotny
Online since: September 1995
Description: The objective of the present publication is to discuss various aspects relevant to the interface of ceramics from a number of standpoints that should as distinct as possible.


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