Key Engineering Materials
The 1990's so far have seen significant developments in Materials Technology in a variety of materials classes such as Metals and Alloys, Ceramics and Coatings, Biomaterials, and Surfaces and Interfaces.
Confirming the fact that the various phenomena related to plasticity of metals and alloys continue to constitute a highly active field of research where many interesting developments are currently taking place, this volume presents 63 articles by well-known experts, on the topics of current interest.
In recent years, significant progress has been made in developing high performance materials for technological needs. In the case of structural ceramics, silicon nitride-based materials are considered the most promising candidates.
The goal of this book is to evaluate the state of knowledge of silicon nitride-based materials with respect to basic science, powder technology and material properties as well as to discuss future work required in this areas.
This book gives an impressive demonstration of the diversity and richness of contemporary materials science.
The volume presents 120 papers covering all important aspects of amorphous metallic materials.