Materials Science Forum

ISSN: 1662-9752

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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.


Edited by: Klaus Sattler
Online since: November 1996
Description: It is now some 15 years since atomic clusters were first produced and investigated in laboratories. Since then, knowledge concerning clusters has enjoyed rapid and sustained growth, and cluster research has become a new branch of science.


Edited by: R.J. Cernik, R. Delhez and E.J. Mittemeijer
Online since: July 1996
Description: This comprehensive publication presents most recent results, and covers practically all aspects of powder diffraction. Part 1 contains contributions dealing with powder diffraction methods, and the larger second part comprises contributions which deal with the application of powder-diffraction methods to specific problems in the physics and chemistry of solids.


Edited by: Robert Schulz
Online since: July 1996
Description: Among the various contributions are major papers covering the topics of bulk metallic glasses, GMR in mechanically alloyed materials, nanostructures via melt-spun precursors, mechanical grinding, mechanosynthesis and mechanochemistry. Progress in the area of sintering and compaction techniques is reported. The magnetic, mechanical and electrochemical properties of several nanocrystalline materials are discussed. Significant progress is also reported in the modeling and understanding of basic mechanisms of fabrication processes. Defects and grain boundaries in nanocrystalline materials remain important topics, and are the subject of in-depth consideration.


Edited by: D.K. Chaturvedi and G.E. Murch
Online since: July 1996
Description: The physics of ordered materials is much better understood than that of disordered materials. The lack of a long-range periodic structure makes it difficult to develop the theory of disordered phases. It is not surprising that it is often found difficult to interpret experimental data on these systems.


Edited by: J.H. Driver, B. Dubost, F. Durand, R. Fougeres, P. Guyot, P. Sainfort and M. Suery
Online since: May 1996
Description: The present work addresses every aspect - from experiment to modelling - of the physical metallurgy of aluminium alloys; with particular emphasis being placed on processing, microstructures and final properties. The entire gamut of material applications is covered here, including transportation, packaging and building, and all Al-based materials are considered, such as Al-Li alloys, laminates, composites, and ultrafine structures prepared using conventional or novel techniques.


Edited by: A. Roósz and M. Rettenmayr
Online since: June 1996
Description: The aim of the present collection is to foster exchanges between research groups having an interest in solidification under both micro- and macro-gravity conditions. Every important aspect of research in the various fields is covered in its nine sections. This is a uniquely valuable source of information on, and of insights into, solidification processes.


Edited by: Dragan P. Uskokovic
Online since: May 1996
Description: Modern technology depends upon advanced materials. Life as we know it would hardly be possible without the highly specialized knowledge that has resulted from the extensive scientific research of the 20th Century.


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