Materials Science Forum
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.
This up-to-date collection, “Eco-Materials Processing and Design VIII”, covers – on a global scale – the outstanding advances made in researching, producing and using eco-materials. It furnishes materials scientists and end-users with a valuable source of information and new concepts covering the complete spectrum of ecology, eco-materials, nano-materials, bio-materials, recycling, environmental protection and energy conversion related materials.
This collection includes state-of-the-art papers by scientists and research groups working in fields encompassing metals and alloys, silicates, polymers and composites.
The large number, and high quality, of the papers making up this collection reflect the continuing vigor of the powder-metallurgy industry and associated research all over the world. The emergence of such new fields as nano-materials, cellular materials and process modeling by computer simulation is very evident, while traditional fields such as compaction and sintering are also being tackled anew using more sophisticated concepts and tools. Globalization of the economic structure presents challenging opportunities for powder metallurgy, and there is an increasing demand for high-productivity, low-cost, highquality, new products, together with reduced pollution.
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This interesting volume focuses on powder production, sintering mechanisms, sintering furnaces and nanomaterials, automotive applications and perspectives on the future.
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.