Materials Science Forum
Silicon Carbide (SiC), Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Diamond are examples of wide-bandgap semiconductors having chemical, electrical and optical properties which make them very attractive for the fabrication of high-power and high-frequency electronic devices, as well as light-emitters and sensors which have to operate under harsh conditions.
The Seventh European Conference on Residual Stresses (ECRS7), was held in Berlin, Germany, on the 13-15th September 2006.
This volume contains 80 selected peer-reviewed papers, divided into the sections: Fundamentals of High-Temperature Oxidation and Corrosion, Steam Oxidation and Influence of Hydrogen, Protective Coatings and Surface Treatments, Mechanical and Chemical Aspects of Scale Adhesion, Corrosion in Incinerators and Metal Dusting and Oxidation of Ceramics and Intermetallics.
Materials science and engineering is a multidisciplinary area of research which encompasses the physics, chemistry and engineering of every class of material. In recent years, the field has attracted increasing attention, following the discovery of new types of material and their subsequent application in new technologies.
The last five decades have seen an explosion of interest in exploring the possibilities of new materials for industrial and commercial applications. Materials Technology is now recognized as being one of the most important factors driving the development and growth of a nation’s economy. The sciences of design, processing, manufacturing and materials utilization are crucial elements contributing to the growth of new industries. The need for new discoveries in Materials Science has encouraged scientists from around the world to meet regularly and to discuss the latest advances and innovations.
The aim of this book is to provide the reader with the latest advanced research results on, and an improved understanding of, various aspects of the processing and characterization of materials.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The Industrial Revolution showed that the development and improvement of new materials and functions could bring about social change, and benefit human society. However, one can be forgiven for feeling that more recent materials research, particularly in the domain of metals, has focused only upon individual elemental characteristics and narrow specialty fields, and that the original vision of materials research has thus been lost.