Materials Science Forum

ISSN: 1662-9752

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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.


Edited by: J.H. Driver, B. Dubost, F. Durand, R. Fougeres, P. Guyot, P. Sainfort and M. Suery
Online since: January 1997
Description: This publication comprises Vol. 4 (supplement) of the Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Aluminium Alloys, held in Grenoble, France, July 1-5, 1996, which addressed all aspects - experimental to modelling - of the physical metallurgy of aluminium alloys.


Edited by: G.E. Matthews and R.T. Williams
Online since: January 1997
Description: This book constitutes a comprehensive international forum on defect-related phenomena in wide-gap materials, crystalline or otherwise. Materials as diverse as SiO2, group-III nitride compounds, diamond, alkali halides, refractory oxides, and polymers are covered, and the "defects" considered include intrinsic point imperfections, dislocations, accidental impurities, intentional dopants, imperfect surfaces, nanocrystals in host matrices, and bonding defects in glasses.
Important unifying similarities of the phenomena are identified and investigative methods are presented which can be applied, almost across-the-board, to materials which share a wide transparency, deep traps, extensive stored energy in electron-hole pairs, and a low conduction-electron density.


Edited by: Dino Fiorani and Mauro Magini
Online since: October 1996
Description: The present publication provides a state of the art view of the ongoing research in the field of metastable and nanocrystalline materials. The latest developments are discussed in order to advance the reader's understanding of the fundamental properties of these classes of materials, with a view to new technological applications.


Edited by: T. Sakuma, T. Aizawa and K. Higashi
Online since: October 1996
Description: This publication presents the proceedings of the International Symposium towards Innovation in Superplasticity. The research project, "Innovation in Superplasticity", was chosen to be one of the priority scientific research efforts in 1996, of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Japan.


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