Solid State Phenomena

ISSN: 1662-9779

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Edited by: Prafulla K. Jha and Arun Pratap
Online since: May 2009
Description: Reducing the dimensions of contiguous matter, down to the nanometer scale, confines the electronic and vibrational wavefunctions and results in unique properties which open up a wide vista of potential applications in optics, mechanics, electrical engineering, magnetic devices, catalysis and biomedicine. Nanostructures, characterized by having at least one dimension in the nanometer range, are considered to be a bridge between single molecules and their bulk counterparts. The challenge for nanotechnology is to achieve perfect control of the nanoscale-related properties; which obviously requires correlating the parameters of synthesis with the resultant nanostructures. Nanostructures are also ideal subjects for computer simulation and modeling: in computations related to nanomaterials, one deals with a spatial scaling ranging from a few nanometers to a few micrometers and a time-scaling ranging from a few femto-seconds (fs) to 1 second - with a limit of accuracy better than 1 kcal mol-1.


Edited by: Marcin Leonowicz and Dariusz Oleszak
Online since: April 2009
Description: Smart Materials are ones that can respond to environmental stimuli by exhibiting changes in properties (mechanical or physical), structure, composition or function.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The growing interest in their development is driven by emerging applications and by the integration of smart materials into industrial systems for civilian, industrial, medical and military applications. Among them are composite multiferroic materials which exhibit two or more ferroic features such as ferromagnetism/magnetostriction, ferroelectricity/piezoelectricity or ferroelasticity/shape-memory effects due to their unusual responses: including very large magneto-electric susceptibility, giant magnetostriction and energy-coupling coefficients which approach unity. Other systems include shape-memory and magnetic shape-memory alloys, magnetostrictive materials, magnetorheological fluids and polymers.


Edited by: N. Perov
Online since: April 2009
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The main emphasis of this special volume is placed on new developments in low-dimensional magnetism, magnetic semiconductors and oxides, transport phenomena and spintronics, magnetophotonics, HF magnetic properties and metamaterials, shape memory alloys and magnetocaloric effects, magnetic properties of strongly correlated systems and superconductivity, medicine and geophysics, and applications. Trends in magnetism are also discussed.


Edited by: Erich Kny
Online since: April 2009
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
Nanocomposite materials constitute a rapidly evolving field of science and technology, of which the first applications are already on the market and many more are expected to follow. The admixture of relatively low amounts of nanoparticles (these are, by definition, any morphology having at least one dimension in the nano-range, i.e. particles, fibres, plates) within a matrix of polymer, ceramic or metal has a dramatic increasing effect upon the resultant properties (volume, surface and functional properties). Unusual property combinations can be obtained; resulting in a new class of materials for almost every application.


Edited by: J. Čermák and I. Stloukal
Online since: January 2009
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS).
This topical volume includes ten invited papers that cover selected areas of the field of solid phase transformations.


Edited by: Zdzislaw Gosiewski and Zbigniew Kulesza
Online since: January 2009
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS).
This very interesting volume is divided into 24 sections; each of which covers, in detail, one aspect of the subject-matter: I. Industrial robots; II. Microrobotics; III. Mobile robots; IV. Teleoperation, telerobotics, teleoperated semi-autonomous systems; V. Sensors and actuators in mechatronics; VI. Control of mechatronic systems; VII. Analysis of vibration and deformation; VIII. Optimization, optimal design; IX. Integrated diagnostics; X. Failure analysis; XI. Tribology in mechatronic systems; XII. Analysis of signals; XIII. Measurement techniques; XIV. Multifunctional and smart materials; XV. Metallic alloys; XVI. Biomaterials, XVII. Functional composites; XVIII. Adaptive materials; XIX. Piezoelectric materials; XXI. Ceramics and glasses; XXII. New trends in mechatronic and materials science education; XXIV. Teaching materials and laboratory facilities.


Edited by: Paul Mertens, Marc Meuris and Marc Heyns
Online since: January 2009
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The contents of this publication include every conceivable issue related to contamination, cleaning and surface preparation during mainstream large-scale integrated circuit manufacture. Typically, silicon is used as the main semiconductor substrate. However, other semiconducting materials such as SiGe and SiC are currently being used in the source-sink junction areas, and materials such as Ge and III-V compounds are being considered for the transistor channel region of future-generation devices.


Edited by: Inga Skiedraite and Jolanta Baskutiene
Online since: September 2008
Description: This interesting volume is divided into eight sections; each of which covers an aspect of the subject-matter: i) Robotics: Industrial, Microrobotics, Mobile Robots; ii) Sensors and Actuators in Mechatronics; iii) Analysis of Vibration; iv) Failure Analysis; v) Measurement Techniques; vi) Materials (properties, modeling, manufacturing and processing); vii) Education in the Fields of Mechatronic and Materials Science.


Edited by: G. Hirt, A. Rassili, A. Bührig-Polaczek
Online since: July 2008
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
This special volume is dedicated to the science and technology of the semi-solid processing of metals. Since the recognition of the possibility of manipulating metals in the semi-solid state, during the seventies, this fascinating technology has experienced dynamic development  and has led to a whole family of new production processes, new equipment and industrial applications. In order to exploit fully the technical and economic potential of these new ideas, it is important to achieve a better understanding of the microstructural development and flow behavior in order to improve material and process modelling as well as process control.


Edited by: Witold Łojkowski and John R. Blizzard
Online since: October 2008
Description: This collection highlights the frontiers of current research in nanotechnology. The scope of the work, Perspectives of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, focusses on the presentation of the current status of the science and technology in various aspects, giving examples of industrial and commercial applications and other invaluable information that could facilitate decisions and indicate future directions of research.


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