Materials Science Forum
Manufacturing processes have been in evidence for the past hundred years and are being widely used in diverse areas. Among various manufacturing processes, casting, welding, forging, non- traditional manufacturing processes etc. are commercially used as manufacturing solutions. The special issue on “Recent advancement in manufacturing processes” includes original research papers, review papers, technical papers and notes. The volume is devoted to the development of important topics in manufacturing processes and compiles selected papers from prominent researchers. It provides an overview of emerging technologies like: Advanced manufacturing processes, including mechanical, chemical and thermal processes, rapid manufacturing/ casting/tooling, advanced casting, forming and moulding processes at all scales and manufacturing process monitoring, control and automation.
The 8th International Forum on Advanced Materials Science and Technology (IFAMST-8), was held in Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Fukuoka City, Japan, August 1-4, 2012. The forum attracted about 200 attendees from 10 different countries. The proceedings include 79 peer reviewed papers covering a wide range of up-to-date materials science topics.
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The volume on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials is divided into 10 chapters ranging from “Bulk growth” to “Device and application”. The reports demonstrate the technical and scientific advances in the related areas: 150 mm 4H-SiC wafers are now commercially available, a significant improvement of the carrier lifetime (up to 35 ms) for n-type SiC epi-layers has been achieved, SiC diodes have a large market share in server and telecom power applications requiring the maximum efficiency, and a variety of 1- cm2, 15 kV class bipolar devices have been demonstrated, including PN Diodes, IGBTs and GTO. In general, the number of contributions devoted to application of SiC and related materials, GaN and solid solutions based on this material, and graphene is steadily increasing compared to the 2011 edition.
The special collection of peer reviewed papers tends to present to the reader recent advances in martensitic transformations; thermodynamics and kinetics of martensitic transformations; crystal structure, texture and defects in materials with martensitic transformations; mechanical behavior, shape memory effect, pseudoelasticity and other functional properties in TiNi-based alloys, Cu-based alloys, Fe-based and other alloys; magnetic shape memory alloys; non-metallic materials; theory and modeling of mechanical and functional properties; martensitic transformations in nanostructured alloys; medical applications and technological applications.
This book contains some 32 peer reviewed papers on applications of nanotechnology in energy and environment. Some of the papers describe the development of nanoparticle-based solar cells, new technique for decomposing organic pollutant in water and, using nanotechnology in oil recovery especially for heavy oil lifting. Synthesis, characterizations, and applications of nanomaterial are also discussed. This book will be a good reference for researchers in the corresponding field.