Solid State Phenomena
The papers introduce recent research results in area of modern concretes and concrete structures, discussed issues of modelling and design of concrete structures, bridges and buildings, properties of concretes and also the significant structural projects and them realizations.
Collection of selected papers from the 8th International Conference on Materials Structure and Micromechanics of Fracture (MSMF-8, June 27-29, 2016, Brno, Czech Republic) includes 145 peer-reviewed papers on atomistic, mesoscopic, macroscopic and multiscale approaches in the research of strength properties of the various materials
This volume contains the papers presented at the XXth International Conference on Solid Compounds of Transition Elements (SCTE2016), held at the Paraninfo Building of the University of Zaragoza, 11th-15th April 2016.
The papers are representative of all the subjects covered by the Conference and have been arranged into seven chapters which encompass materials and properties, grouped by shared features or functionalities: Intermetallic compounds, Metal oxides, Magnetocaloric, thermoelectric and energy storage materials, Multifunctional materials, Strongly correlated and superconducting compounds, Molecular magnetism and Disordered materials.
This volume is focused on the materials and devices for solar-to-chemical energy conversion. The introductory paper, by Alim and Bak, considers the basic concepts of the light-induced water oxidation by oxide semiconductors. This paper is concentrated on the photoreactivity of metal oxides, such as TiO2, with water and the related charge transfer during partial and total oxidation. The second paper of Yang et al provides an overview on the performance of TiO2 as photoanode in photoelectrochemical water oxidation. The paper of Nasir et al considers application of BiVO4 as photoelectrode for the generation of solar hydrogen fuel using water as the raw material. The work of Pastuovic et al is a treatise on the application of accelerator-based nuclear techniques in the characterisation of oxide semiconductors for solar energy conversion. This volume is addressed to those interested in the progress of research in oxide materials for solar energy conversion.
A specific feature of transport, especially maritime transport, is a presence of complex interactions between various components of the system. The presence of the phenomena affects the possibility of varying degrees of complexity and wear processes and destruction materials. Moreover, forecasting and reducing methods of wear intensity are specified in the transport engineering, as well. The issues above will be addressed in this manuscript. Presented in the manuscript results include not only laboratory, modelling and simulation studies, but also long-term studies of real objects. Studies of real objects were made thanks to cooperation with shipowners and stevedoring companies in sea ports. Moreover results basis on the practical experience of authors working on ships.