Materials Science Forum

ISSN: 1662-9752

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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.


Edited by: Yafang Han, Tianmin Wang and Shaoxiong Zhou
Online since: May 2010
Description: The main theme of this special collection of 60 peer-reviewed papers is Energy and Environmental Materials”. The collection is divided into 4 chapters: Eco-Materials, Energy Materials, Light Metals and Alloys, Low-Dimensional and Amorphous Materials, and provides an up-to-date survey of the topic.
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Edited by: A. Roósz, V. Mertinger, P. Barkóczy and Cs. Hoó
Online since: May 2010
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
This collection of papers provides the most up-to-date information available for researchers and engineers who are interested in any aspect of the field of solidification processes. Herein, theoretical analyses are presented, as well as studies of the technological problems which are associated with solidification in various gravitational environments. The topics covered range from fundamental aspects and modelling, to practical engineering applications.


Edited by: Anton J. Bauer, Peter Friedrichs, Michael Krieger, Gerhard Pensl, Roland Rupp and Thomas Seyller
Online since: April 2010
Description: The 13th International Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials 2009 (ICSCRM 2009) was held at the Congress Center, Nürnberg (CCN), Germany from October 11 to 16, 2009. This was a truly important and exciting event in the history of wide-bandgap semiconductors, as 503 scientists and engineers from 29 countries reported and discussed the progress made during the previous two years.


Edited by: Arturo Ponce and Darío Bueno
Online since: March 2010
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The aim of this special volume was to bring together scholars, from diverse regions of the world, whose scientific achievements bear witness to their outstanding contributions to current developments in, and applications of, electron microscopy as applied to materials science and nanomaterials research.
The topics covered include: Multifunctional Nanocomposites, Smart materials, Nanoparticles: synthesis and applications, Structure phenomena and modeling, Growth of thin films, Semiconductors and optoelectronic materials, Other Nanomaterials and Interdisciplinary Topics.


Edited by: Rodinei M. Gomes, Silvio de Barros, Sandro M. Torres, Severino Jackson G. de Lima, Tadeu A. A. Melo, Vicente T. Lopes Buono
Online since: March 2010
Description: This special collection provides up-to-date knowledge concerning the field of functional materials such as shape memory alloys, piezoelectric ceramics and aluminium alloys. The articles therein also deal with recent investigations of quasicrystals and geopolymers: two classes of hybrid material that have attracted great scientific interest, given their unusual properties and potential engineering applications.
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In the first part, the papers address key issues concerning the application of two classes of functional alloy: (i) NiTi alloys, having important applications in the fields of smart structures and bioengineering; and (ii) CuAlBe alloys, as applied to non-welded pipe joints. In both classes, the papers focus upon industrial-scale examples associated with two classical metallurgical processes (electron-beam and conventional melting techniques).


Edited by: T. Chandra, N. Wanderka, W. Reimers , M. Ionescu
Online since: January 2010
Description: These are the proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials – THERMEC’2009; held during the period, August 25-29, 2006, in Berlin , Germany under the co-sponsorship of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) ,USA.
This work reflects the current ensemble knowledge of world-wide 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.


Edited by: Luís Guerra ROSA and Fernanda MARGARIDO
Online since: January 2010
Description: This collection comprises 232 peer-reviewed papers, grouped into chapters according to materials-type, applications, characterization or simulation:
Chapter 1: biomaterials and integration of materials into biological systems (14 papers); Chapter 2: ceramics (12 papers); Chapter 3: composite materials (18 papers); Chapter 4: electronic, magnetic and photonic materials (25 papers); Chapter 5: metals and alloys (31 papers); Chapter 6: nanoscaled materials (11 papers); Chapter 7: polymers (17 papers); Chapter 8: materials for energy production, transport and storage (9 papers); Chapter 9: powder materials and powder technology processes (7 papers); Chapter 10: surface modification, thin films, coatings, and corrosion (22 papers); Chapter 11: simulation and modelling of materials and structures (16 papers); Chapter 12: aggregate, petrous and cementitious materials (22 papers); Chapter 13: recycling, eco-friendly materials and processes (12 papers); Chapter 14: fracture, fatigue, creep and wear (12 papers); Chapter 15: sensors and inspection techniques (4 papers).


Edited by: V. A. Chernenko and J. M. Barandiaran
Online since: December 2009
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
This work on Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloys contains selected peer-reviewed papers. Such materials belong to the most exciting and fastest-growing group of martensitic multifunctional materials.
The selected papers cover the following topics of: Basic phenomena and theory; Structure and magnetic properties; Magnetomechanics and magnetocaloric effect; Thin films and composites; Modeling and simulations and Processing and engineering.


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