Materials Science Forum

ISSN: 1662-9752

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Edited by: Yuan Ming Huang
Online since: November 2010
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The preparation and characterization of novel materials having unique optical, electronic and electrical properties are among the most important research activities.


Edited by: M. Munawar Chaudhri
Online since: November 2010
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
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.


Edited by: Lucio Salgado and Francisco Ambrozio Filho
Online since: October 2010
Description: This specially chosen collection focuses on the technology of metal and ceramic powders, with the topics discussed ranging over powder production, ceramics processing, properties, powder compaction and sintering, injection moulding and mechanical alloying. Also covered are nanomaterials, biomaterials, sintering atmospheres, the PM market, characterization and applications.


Edited by: P. J. Szabó and T. Berecz
Online since: September 2010
Description: This collection comprises state-of-the-art papers written by scientists and research groups working in fields encompassing metals and alloys, silicates, polymers and composites. The contents appear under the rubrics of: Classical Materials and Technologies – including the topics of Mechanical Engineering, Electrotechnics, Energetics, Ceramics, Polymers. Special Materials and Technologies – including Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and other Specialities. Modern Research and Characterization Methods. Modelling and Materials Informatics. Innovative Products and Technologies – including Industrial Applications, Technologies and Properties.


Edited by: Hyungsun Kim, JianFeng Yang, Tohru Sekino, Masakazu Anpo and Soo Wohn Lee
Online since: July 2010
Description: This special collection presents the fruits of a forum where researchers were able to present the most advanced and novel scientific results and technological developments in the field of eco-materials processing and design. The aim was to overview the current status and to foresee future likely trends in the field of eco-materials processing and design of energy- and environment-related materials. Many fruitful and exciting research achievements are presented here; not only in conventional areas, but also in sustainable energy sources such as solar cells and fuel cells, photochemistry, porous materials, biomass, and bio-inspired technologies for developing microstructures offering superior surface and bulk properties. Altogether, this work presents a unique overview of the topic.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).


Edited by: Amir Al-Ahmed
Online since: July 2010
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS).
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.


Edited by: Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton
Online since: June 2010
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
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.


Edited by: Suresh Chandra Parida
Online since: June 2010
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS).
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.


Edited by: Y. Akiniwa, K. Akita and H. Suzuki
Online since: May 2010
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
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.


Edited by: Paolo Scardi and Robert E. Dinnebier
Online since: May 2010
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS).
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.


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