Materials Science Forum

ISSN: 1662-9752

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Edited by: M.D. Baró and S. Suriñach
Online since: January 1998
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
There is a growing interest in the field of Mechanically Alloyed, Metastable and Nanocrystalline Materials, especially with regard to linking basic research efforts to technological requirements of industrial applications.
A major objective of the present book was to ensure that the various disciplines involved in the study, development and commercialization of these materials were well represented. The technical objective was to address key issues which are associated with the science and technology of this rapidly evolving field of research.


Edited by: G. Pensl, H. Morkoç, B. Monemar and E. Janzén
Online since: February 1998
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
This two-volume set documents the present understanding of many topics of interest, such as the growth of bulk crystals, the growth of epitaxial layers, theoretical modelling, the characterization of as-grown material, the development of suitable processes and of electronic devices which can operate under extreme conditions and exhibit outstanding properties.


Edited by: Gordon Davies and Maria Helena Nazaré
Online since: December 1997
Description: Modern Technology depends upon silicon chips, and life as we know it would hardly be possible without semiconductor devices. Control over a given semiconductor's electronic properties is achieved via defect engineering, and the scientific and technical challenges in this field are manifold.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).


Edited by: Y. C. Jean, Morten Eldrup, David M. Schrader, Roy N. West
Online since: September 1997
Description: For one and a half decades, the application of positron annihilation to condensed-matter physics concentrated on the study of the Fermi surfaces of metals and alloys. As other, often more powerful, techniques for performing this type of study were developed, it appeared that condensed-matter positron physics was going to be relegated to being a niche interest. However, the situation changed dramatically when it was found that measurements of positron annihilation in metals were sensitive to the structures of well-known defects. This discovery, and subsequent research made it a major tool in materials science.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).


Edited by: Roland Streiff, John Stringer, Richard C. Krutenat, Marcel Caillet and Robert A. Rapp
Online since: October 1997
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The present book provides a timely update to the current understanding of degradation processes in high-temperature materials, as related to chemical interactions with the environment.
The methods used to combat this degradation - particularly by means of protective coatings and surface treatments - are also analysed in detail.


Edited by: Dean-Mo Liu and Vivek Dixit
Online since: September 1997
Description: Tissue Engineering is an interdisciplinary field that involves the development of (bio)artificial organs and implants. The main purpose of such prostheses is the repair, regeneration, and reconstruction of lost, damaged, or degenerated tissues and organs.


Edited by: A.G. Balogh and G. Walter
Online since: May 1997
Description: The first particle accelerators were built in the early 1930’s. For a long time, these devices were used exclusively by nuclear physicists. In the 1960’s, extensive developments in measuring techniques occurred, mainly as a result of newly developed semiconductor devices. Further strong interest arose from the semiconductor industry, and ion implantation became widely accepted as being the ultimate tool for Si-based device fabrication.


Edited by: Bernhard Elsener
Online since: January 1997
Description: One of the goals of the present publication is to forge a link between basic research, and applications in both civil and mechanical engineering.


Edited by: R.P. Agarwala
Online since: January 1997
Description: Surface coatings are an important approach to changing surface properties for the requirements of a given application. Major areas of application include sensors, energy saving coatings for solar devices, absorbers/reflectors/emitters, cutting and forming tools, protective environment-resistant or decorative coatings, and information storage and micro-electronic devices. Surface coatings modified by ion or laser treatment will also be of great importance to the future of industrial technology.


Edited by: Atul H. Chokshi
Online since: November 1996
Description: Interest in the phenomenon of superplasticity has been increasing steadily over the past two decades, both with regard to promoting fundamental scientific understanding as well as commercial application. Most of the early studies on superplasticity dealt with microduplex metallic alloys. The unabated interest in, and scientific research on, superplasticity has now broadened the scope of the topic to include intermetallic compounds, ceramics, composites and nanocrystalline materials.


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