Materials Science Forum

ISSN: 1662-9752

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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.


Edited by: Anthony L. Bartos, Robert E. Green, Jr. and Clayton O. Ruud
Online since: May 1996
Description: The role of non-destructive evaluation is changing dramatically, and it has already expanded beyond its historical mission of detecting macroscopic defects in structures and in finished components which had usually spent a considerable time in service.


Edited by: A.C. Ferro, J.P. Conde and M.A. Fortes
Online since: February 1996
Description: This publication focuses on the structural and chemical characterization of interfaces and their kinetic, mechanical and electrical properties. The size of the volume, consisting of almost 200 papers and over 900 pages, reflects the great current interest in the field.


Edited by: H. Yoshinaga, T. Watanabe and N. Takahashi
Online since: March 1996
Description: Grain Growth is one of the most fundamental microstructural changes, and occurs in all types of polycrystalline material. It is of major scientific interest, and of great importance in a wide range of industrial applications.


Edited by: A.M. Mancini, C. Paorici and M.L. Terranova
Online since: February 1996
Description: The field of crystal growth has developed steadily with the rapid progress in microelectronics. The purpose of this book is to present a survey of the most recent results related to this subject area. The book will serve as both an up-to-date review for experts and as a reference work on crystal growth for younger scientists and for those who wish to keep track of the advances and technological trends in the field.


Edited by: Thierry Magnin
Online since: January 1996
Description: For more then one century it has been observed that stress corrosion cracking (SCC) and corrosion fatigue (CF) corresponds to synergetic effects between corrosion and mechanics. Researchers and engineers have tried to translate such effects through empirical damage laws, in particular to predict crack velocities in metallic materials for the nuclear, aeronautical and chemical industries. Nevertheless the precise nature of these synergetic effects is still difficult to determine and quantify, mainly because of the localization of the damage events.
One of the objective of the current publication is to review in details what is known about these deleterious synergetic effects which lead to SCC and CF. The matter of the book clearly corresponds to an interdisciplinary field. Bases in materials science, corrosion, theory of dislocations and chemistry of surfaces are supposed to be known, even if some elements will be briefly introduced.


Edited by: M. Suezawa and H. Katayama-Yoshida
Online since: November 1995
Description: The study of defects in semiconductors has never been independent of the progress in semiconductor technology. With rapid development in semiconductor device technology, novel types of defects as well as very peculiar behavior of defects in semiconductors have been found one after another. New subjects in the basic study of defects have often been arisen from experiences in the practical field. Great progress has also been achieved in device production technology on the basis of the knowledge clarified in the basic field.


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