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.
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). 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.
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. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). 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).
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.
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.
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS). Strength and ductility are two of the most important mechanical properties of structural materials, but this usually involves a trade-off, because of the fundamental inverse proportionality of these two features. Since the 1980s, bulk nanostructured materials have emerged as a new class of material having unusual structures and, as a result, have attracted increasing attention. Unfortunately, most bulk nanostructured materials still do not evade the strength-ductility trade-off dilemma, and usually have very poor ductility. The poor ductility of bulk nanostructured materials has indeed become a seemingly insurmountable obstacle to the widespread technological application of structural bulk nanostructured materials.
Akira Kawasaki, Akinaga Kumakawa and Masayuki Niino
Online since: October 2009
Description: Functionally Graded Materials (FGMs) are multifunctional materials which exhibit spatial variations in composition and microstructure; created for the specific purpose of achieving variations in thermal, structural or functional properties. They are presently at the forefront of materials research and are receiving worldwide attention. They enjoy a broad range of application; including, for example, biomechanical, automotive, aerospace, mechanical, civil, nuclear and naval engineering. New applications are continually being discovered and developed.
J. A. Taylor, J. F. Grandfield, A. Prasad
Online since: October 2009
Description: The Aluminium Cast-house Technology Conference in Australia is truly an international event where leaders in the aluminium industries of the five developed continents meet every two years. The participants have the opportunity to listen to acknowledged experts in the field and to learn of the latest developments in aluminium processing technology. It is important, especially during the current worldwide financial crisis, to learn what means are available for reducing costs and to learn how others have adjusted to the present situation.
Dongming Guo, Jun Wang, Zhenyuan Jia, Renke Kang, Hang Gao, and Xuyue Wang
Online since: August 2009
Description: This special volume is part 2 of a mini-series on, “Materials Manufacturing Science and Technology XII”. It covers three topics: Modern design theory & methodology, MEMS & nanotechnology, Materials science & technology in manufacturing. Presented here is a collection of 125 papers selected from over 510 papers originally submitted by universities and industrial concerns all over the world. All of the papers have been peer-reviewed. The papers selected for this volume were chosen on the basis of their quality and their relevance to the topic. This work reflects the latest developments in this field; running the gamut from fundamentals to new techniques and applications.