Solid State Phenomena

ISSN: 1662-9779

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Edited by: Hardev Singh Virk and Wolfgang Kleemann
Online since: June 2012
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS).
Multiferroics: that is, materials which simultaneously exhibit both ferromagnetism and ferroelectricity - and also often ferroelasticity - now attract considerable attention because of the interesting physics involved and their promise for important practical applications. Typical multiferroics belong to the perovskite group of transition metal oxides, and include rare-earth manganites and ferrites. Several new multiferroic systems have been developed, during recent years, which exhibit very strong coupling between the ferroelectric and magnetic degrees of freedom. The present volume comprises both review articles, and research papers on various themes; with very little overlap. The authors of the review papers have generally kept in mind the unfamiliarity, of the field of ‘Ferroics and Multiferroics’, to newcomers. They cover the historical development of the field, and add their own contributions.


Edited by: Mircea Nicoară, Aurel Răduţă and Carmen Opriş
Online since: May 2012
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The present volume contains the papers presented at the international conference on Advanced Materials and Structures – AMS 2011, held in Timisoara, Romania, in 2011. The conference aimed to cover the broad domain of advanced materials in all of its important aspects: technology of fabrication, property characterization, advanced applications, investigation and mathematical modelling.


Edited by: Paul Mertens, Marc Meuris and Marc Heyns
Online since: April 2012
Description: The International Symposium on Ultra-Clean Processing of Semiconductor Surfaces (UCPSS) is a bi-annual conference which has been organized by IMEC since 1992.
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The scope of the symposium includes all issues related to contamination, cleaning and surface preparation in mainstream large-scale Integrated Circuit manufacture. At first, silicon was typically the main semiconductor of interest. As other semiconducting materials such as SiGe, SiC, Ge and III-V compounds came under consideration for future devices, the scope was broadened so as to include these materials. Parallelling the fast-moving CMOS industry, the photovoltaic industry has also recognized the need to make improvements in cleaning. Moreover, in order to promote these semiconductor cleaning activities in PV, it was decided to add a special session focused on this topic.


Edited by: Danuta Stróż and Krystian Prusik
Online since: March 2012
Description: These are the proceedings of the XIV International Conference on Electron Microscopy (EM2011) held in Wisła, Poland from the 26 to 30th June 2011. The goal of the conference was to provide a forum where researchers from many different countries could exchange their latest advances in the field of structural studies, regarding the use of electron microscopic techniques as applied to various materials. Plenary and invited lectures offered overviews of exciting new developments which highlighted the applications of new electron microscopic techniques in physics, chemistry, materials science and in life and earth sciences.
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The papers cover topics such as electron, holography, tomography, HREM, STEM, EBSD, ED and precession techniques - as well as their application to materials science and related disciplines.


Edited by: Ma Jan and Santhiagu Ezhilvalavan
Online since: February 2012
Description: This collection of 37 papers describes materials for protecting civilians and soldiers against vehicle collision, blast-damage, fragmentation and unconventional attack. They also treat multi-functional materials for enhancing civilian and soldier performance under extreme conditions. The detailed topics include the atomic-layer deposition of thin inorganic coatings into renewable packaging materials, the development of woven enhanced silk fabric for ballistic protection, novel piezo-electric tactile sensor materials having improved properties, enhancement of the char resistance of expandable graphite-based intrumescent fire-retardant coatings by using multi-wall carbon nano tubes for structural steel, the development of new sol-gel surface-treatment formulations for the bonded repair of aircraft and the laminated microstructure and toughening mechanism of abalone shell.


Edited by: Robert Schaller and D. Mari
Online since: January 2012
Description: The peer-reviewed papers in this special issue of Solid State Phenomena were selected from the 16th International Conference on Internal Friction and Mechanical Spectroscopy, ICIFMS-16, held on July 3 – 8, 2011, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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The proceedings aimed at attracting newcomers to this field of research in order to appreciate the potential of anelastic methodologies in the investigation of advanced materials and new phenomena. Scientists who are already involved in the field will also find here ideas and inspiration for new experiments and theories.


Edited by: Jerzy Labanowski and Andrzej Zieliński
Online since: December 2011
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The purpose of this collection is to disseminate the latest developments in the field of the environmental degradation of structural materials, hydrogen degradation, stress corrosion cracking, hydrogen and corrosion fatigue. The result is an excellent guide to the experimental study and modeling of environmentally-assisted cracking, advanced materials technologies and case studies of materials failure in various industrial applications.


Edited by: Yuan Ming Huang
Online since: November 2011
Description: These proceedings comprise a selection of the peer-reviewed papers that were presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Liquid Crystals: Science and Technology.
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The topics of the 102 papers cover: the physics of liquid crystals, the chemistry of liquid crystals, applications of liquid crystals and related materials. This work will provide guidance to physicists, chemists and materials scientists working in the field of liquid crystals.


Edited by: Zygmunt Kitowski, Jerzy Garus and Piotr Szymak
Online since: November 2011
Description: This volume contains new results in the fields of mechatronics systems, mechanics and materials. It relates the latest developments and reflects the experience of the many researchers working in universities, research centers and relevant industries.
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The results of their research are covered by four chapters: Control Systems, Robotics, Diagnostics and Mechatronic Systems. The main aim of the book is the interconnection of diverse scientific fields, the cultivation of every possible scientific collaboration, the exchange of views and the promotion of new research targets as well as the further dissemination, dispersion and diffusion of scientific knowledge.


Edited by: W. Jantsch and F. Schäffler
Online since: August 2011
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The papers contained herein cover the most important and timely issues in the field of “Gettering and Defect Engineering in Semiconductor Technology”, ranging from the theoretical analysis of defect problems to practical engineering solutions, with the emphasis on Si-based materials. Apart from the traditional topics of defect and materials engineering, characterization, modeling and simulation, and the co-integration of various material classes, topics such as materials for solar cells and photonics are discussed. Defects in graphene and in nanocrystals and nanowires are also treated, making this a very up-to-date survey of the field.


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