Materials Science Forum
The objective of this special-topic volume was to disseminate work on current trends in Explosion, Shock Wave and Hypervelocity Phenomena in Materials.
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Silicon Carbide (SiC), Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Diamond are wide-bandgap semiconductors which also possess extraordinary chemical, electrical and optical properties that make them uniquely attractive for the fabrication of high-power and high-frequency electronic devices, as well as of light-emitters and sensors which have to survive harsh operating conditions.
This useful collection comprises 92 peer-reviewed papers, grouped into nine sections: I Nanostructured Materials; II Solid State Phenomena; III Fine Particles; IV Thin Films; V Materials for Hydrogen Energy Storage; VI Optical Materials; VII Biomaterials; VIII Polymers & Composites; and IX Metallic Systems.
This volume is dedicated to the ever-expanding fields of application of nitrides in ceramics, metals, glasses, composites and coatings. The papers cover all of those branches of materials science and engineering which concern the role of nitrogen in the improvement and modification of the properties of materials; particularly those destined for novel applications.
The goal of this special collection was to provide a unique opportunity to gather together the latest results as well as to review the current issues most relevant to diffusion research.
Interest in the phenomenon of superplasticity has been increasing steadily over the past thirty-four years, both from the viewpoint of fundamental scientific understanding as well as of industrial application. The scope of superplasticity has also broadened materials-wise, and now includes, in addition to metals: intermetallics, ceramics, bulk metallic glasses, nanostructured materials and composites.
Deformation and annealing phenomena are of great technical significance to the processing and application of materials at the industrial scale. This edited collection of peer-reviewed papers was designed as a one-off vehicle for reviewing the current understanding of the basic mechanisms and processes that control deformation and annealing in various materials, together with their modelling and simulation. Another aim was to facilitate discussion of the failings of established theories, to explore new ideas, and to identify avenues where future research is required. The present papers apply these concepts to a wide range of materials and applications; from conventional steels and light alloys to nanocrystalline gold wires and geological samples.