Materials Science Forum

ISSN: 1662-9752

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Edited by: Zhong Wei Gu, Prof. Yafang Han, Fu Sheng Pan, Xitao Wang, Duan Weng and Shaoxiong Zhou
Online since: January 2009
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
This collection of 258 peer-reviewed papers focuses on the topics of eco/environmental materials, energy materials, magnesium, aerospace materials and biomaterials for medical applications.


Edited by: N.Gabouze
Online since: January 2009
Description: This special edition compromises a selection of papers presented at the International Conference on Thin Films and Porous Materials (ICTFPM 2008). The main goal of the volume is to report the most recent scientific findings, and to highlight current challenges and opportunities in the promising field of porous materials and thin films.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).


Edited by: Erich Kasper, Hans-Joachim Müssig and Hermann G Grimmeiss
Online since: December 2008
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS).
This special-topic volume, Advances in Electronic Materials, covers various fields of materials research such as silicon, silicon-germanium hetero-structures, high-k materials, III-V semiconductor alloys and organic materials, as well as nano-structures for spintronics and photovoltaics. It begins with a brief summary of the formative years of microelectronics; now the keystone of information technology.
The latter remains one of the most important global technologies, and is an extremely complex subject-area. Although electronic materials are primarily associated with computers, the internet and mobile telephones, they are used in many other applications which improve our overall quality of life. The progress made in traditional scientific fields now often depends upon new developments in electronic materials.


Edited by: S. J. Wang, Z. Q. Chen, B. Wang and Y. C. Jean
Online since: November 2008
Description: The purpose of this special volume was to provide an international forum within which to present the recent progress made in positron and positronium chemistry, and to exchange new ideas in fields of research which use positrons and positronium.
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Edited by: Ping Xiao and Brian Ralph
Online since: October 2008
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS).
This topical book, containing as it does state-of-the-art reviews, neatly encompasses the current status of research into ceramic materials.


Edited by: Marcello Cabibbo and Stefano Spigarelli
Online since: October 2008
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
This volume brings together the most exciting ideas of international, and especially European, researchers concerning the latest developments in severe plastic deformation techniques and in the thermomechanical processing of materials for both structural and functional applications. The areas of interest include not only the conventional hot- and cold-deformation of metals but also recently developed severe plastic deformation processes for the production of ultra-fine and nanostructured materials.
In particular, the following specific topics are covered: Multifunctional nanostructured coatings, Modelling and recrystallization, Nanostructured materials and Severe plastic deformation, Hot plastic deformation, Process Mechanics and Microstructure.


Edited by: Akira Suzuki, Hajime Okumura, Prof. Tsunenobu Kimoto, Takashi Fuyuki, Kenji Fukuda and Dr. Shin-ichi Nishizawa
Online since: September 2008
Description: Wide-bandgap semiconductors, such as silicon carbide and group-III nitrides have attracted increasing attention as promising target materials for high-power, high-frequency and high-temperature electronics use, as well as exploitation as short-wavelength light-emitters.
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Edited by: Pentti O. Kettunen
Online since: September 2008
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS).
Wood, which always looks quite solid to the naked eye, actually possesses a very intricate and exquisite structure; developed by Nature primarily to fulfil the requirements of a growing tree. How well the structure satisfies the needs of a construction material as used by humans is quite another matter - so to speak. Besides being an important constructional material, wood is today also an important source of precursors for the medical and chemical compounds used by human beings. These, and many other aspects of wood, are topics which materials science attempts to elucidate. When wood is used as a constructional material, human interest normally focuses on xylem, the “woody” inner portion of the trunk of a tree. The outer sections of the tree, the bark and cambium, mainly interest humans for reasons other than constructional.
As wood is an organic polymer-matrix composite, the study of wood might be assumed to be the province mainly of polymer scientists. This is not true however: materials scientists working on polymers are almost absent from research into wood. The situation is actually quite odd; since wood offers plenty of ideas which would also be applicable to synthetic polymers and their composites. This situation is reflected by the contents of this publication.


Edited by: Pierre Steinmetz, Ian G. Wright, Alain Galerie, Daniel Monceau and Stéphane Mathieu
Online since: September 2008
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
This special volume addresses fundamental and practical aspects of high-temperature corrosion and protection. It stresses that devoting attention to an understanding of the corrosion problems encountered by contemporary industry, and providing opportunities for extended interaction, could lead to approaches for improving the performance of materials and protective measures.


Edited by: Sheng-Jye Hwang and Sen-Yung Lee
Online since: August 2008
Description: Booming economic development in Asia, particularly of the leading manufacturing industries which produce flat-panel displays, communication-devics, computers and other products in the micro/nano field has stimulated an intense research effort in universities, development-oriented institutions and industrial corporations. Such knowledge-based industries have been enjoying an immense growth-potential and thus there is an urgent need for a solid forum for the exchange of various scientific, technical and management aspects ranging across the entire spectrum of society.


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