Novel Materials, Coats and Nanoengineering
Engineering materials, and surface engineering with the emphasis placed on novel materials with unusual properties, are the main subjects of this special collection. It gathers together the latest know-how and achievements of scientists working in the fields of functional materials, nano- and ultrafine-grained materials and coatings produced using various methods; thus rendering it an invaluable guide to the subject.
Review from Ringgold Inc., ProtoView: In 32 papers from a symposium perhaps held in Krakow, Poland for the date of which there is nary a coy cue, scientists and engineers working with functional, nanometer-scale, and ultrafine grained materials and coats, explore novel materials with unusual properties. Among themes are advanced technologies for producing novel materials, approaches to characterizing materials, technologies to form coats and layers, and the role of engineering at the nanometer scale in shaping features of materials. The topics include processing materials by electric discharge assisted mechanical milling, structural investigations of iron-based sintered alloys after plasma nitriding, ultrafine-grained copper alloys processed by continuous repetitive corrugation and straightening methods, and shape-memory alloy thin-strip rotary actuator.