Materials Science Forum
This specialist volume is the sum of the contribution of thirty-four experts, in their respective field of research, from the international scientific community. It covers, in depth, newly-developed photocatalytic materials, photocatalytic surfaces, photocatalytic reactors and their design for the purposes of environmental clean-up applications plus hydrogen generation and storage. It provides up-to-date and detailed coverage of the physics and chemistry of nanomaterials and nano-composites, and the engineering of photocatalytic materials for environmental applications.
The aim of this collection of peer-reviewed papers is to promote the open discussion of SiC hetero-epitaxy as related to the possibility of growing SiC on other materials and of growing various SiC polytypes so as to take advantage of the possibilities of band-gap engineering, These proceedings present the latest developments in Silicon Carbide, and the prospects for Gallium Nitride (GaN on Si, SiC, sapphire and free-standing) and Diamond power electronics. Finally, the progress made in Graphene technology, such as its introduction into devices and its relationship to SiC epitaxial material, is considered.
These are the proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials - THERMEC’2011 - which was held during the 1-5 August 2011 in Quebec City, Canada. The conference brought together researchers and engineers/technologists working on various aspects of the processing, fabrication, structure/property evaluation and applications of both ferrous and non-ferrous materials; including biomaterials and smart/intelligent materials. The contents are thus and excellent and up-to-date guide to these subjects.
The proceedings are broadly divided into six sections; the first being a collection of keynote lectures, followed by papers classified under Deformation, Deformation and Annealing, Techniques, Annealing and Materials.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
This special issue on rapid casting solutions comprises original research papers, review papers, technical papers and notes. It is devoted to the development of important topics in rapid casting technology, and has been published as a special issue in order to highlight selected papers submitted to important international conferences and symposia, plus invited papers from prominent researchers. Rapid prototyping has been around for some twenty years, and is widely used in diverse areas: from the building of aesthetic and functional prototypes to the production of tools and moulds for technological prototypes. Among the various rapid prototyping techniques, three-dimensional printing, polyjet printing, silicon moulding, etc., are used commercially as hybrid rapid casting solutions. This issue provides an overview of the rapid prototyping process for ceramic shells that can be constructed and then joined (as in the conventional process) to give a cavity for the pouring of metal to produce cost-effective prototypes for casting applications. This volume will be welcomed by academics, researchers, industrialists and university students specialising in rapid casting or rapid prototyping, production engineers and others.
The highly successful AMN conference series is the flagship of the New Zealand MacDiarmid Institute; a virtual centre of research excellence named after New Zealand’s 3rd Nobel Laureate, Professor Alan MacDiarmid. The conference offers a broad interdisciplinary overview of advanced materials and nanotechnology, and provides an exciting forum within which to discuss new and exciting advances in the field. The 55 peer-reviewed papers cover topics that are related to nanotechnology, advanced materials, nanoelectronics, superconductors, spintronics, nanoparticles, microfluidics, advanced sensors, photovoltaics and nanobiology. The result is an excellent and timely guide to these specialized topics.
This special-topic volume includes two review articles written by eminent scientists in India, plus original articles by researchers working in various Indian research and academic institutions. The articles describe the results of analyses carried out on important materials that are useful to human society, and many characterization techniques have been reported for the analysis of various types of material. It is expected that this work will be very useful to scientists, researchers, academics, scholars and students working at various levels in academic, research and industrial institutions.