Materials Science Forum

ISSN: 1662-9752

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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
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.


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.
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).


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.


Edited by: Yonghao Zhao and Xiaozhou Liao
Online since: November 2009
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.


Edited by: 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.


Edited by: 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.


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