Materials Science Forum
The preparation and characterization of novel materials having unique optical, electronic and electrical properties are among the most important research activities.
This work comprises eight contributions from leading experts on the topic of the mechanical behaviour of materials. The research themes described in this special volume range from surface forces, surface energies and adhesion to the indentation and nano-indentation of solids and fracture waves in glasses to spectroscopic studies of biological cells.
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This Special Topic Volume constitutes the contributions of thirty-nine experts from the international scientific community who are involved in this field of research. It covers thoroughly some of the latest applications of polymers and nano-materials to solar-cells, fuel cells, catalysis, coatings, ion-exchange and sensors. It presents an up-to-date and in-depth coverage of the chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering applications of polymers and nano-materials. This remarkable cooperation of distinguished experts has resulted in a comprehensive review of the subject.
These proceedings of the 7th PRICM conference comprise over 720 peer-reviewed paper grouped into: Symposium A: Advanced Steels and Processing, Symposium B: Advanced High-Temperature Structural Materials, Symposium C: Light Metals and Alloys, Symposium D: Bulk Metallic Glasses and Nanomaterials, Symposium E: Solidification, Deformation and Related Processing, Symposium F: Modeling and Simulation of Microstructures and Processes, Symposium G: Thin Films and Surface Engineering, Symposium H: Advanced Ceramics, Symposium I: Biomaterials, Smart Materials and Structures, Symposium J: Materials Characterization and Evaluation, Symposium K: Composites and Hybrid Materials, Symposium L: Energy Generation, Harvesting and Storage Materials, Symposium M: IOMMMS Global Materials Forum.
The study of nanomaterials is an active area of 21st-century research in physics, chemistry and materials engineering as well as biomedical engineering. Nanomaterials which are defined as substances that are in the form of spherical dot, rod, thin plate or voids of any irregular shape, but smaller than 100nm, find wide application in materials science and technology due to their very distinctive properties as compared with their bulk counterpart.
Neutron and synchrotron radiation are novel and powerful tools for stress evaluation, and are widely applied to fundamental studies in materials science and engineering, and in various industrial fields. This volume brings together the up-to-date knowledge of scientists from the academic world and industry in order to address specific topics concerning the evaluation of stresses and related phenomena using neutrons, synchrotron radiation and X-rays. Many of the presentations on stress-testing deal with samples of up to 0.5m line-pipe. Many applications of micro-beam X-ray methods are described, ranging from intragranular stress fluctuations within a grain (attributed to dislocations) to stresses in interconnects on chips. Simultaneous evaluation of tomographic and stress measurements of the same sample was shown to provide extremely clear insights into the nature and cause of damage. A major advance in the simulation of stress and strain at the mesoscopic scale has been achieved using the extended elasto-plastic self-consistent model. Such discoveries, and many others, will make this an important reference work for anyone who uses these techniques.
The main focus of this special topic volume is the development and possibilities of the MACRO language within TOPAS, with a specific session dedicated to WPPM. The collection is presented here in the form of a “macro tutorial” for the benefit of the entire powder diffraction community. More than a collection of standard scientific papers, the contributions to this special issue provide methods, tutorials and practical suggestions and solutions for the proper use of TOPAS and WPPM in a number of applications; ranging from the most common to the most refined and specific cases.