Solid State Phenomena

ISSN: 1662-9779

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Edited by: Šárka Nenadálová, Petra Johová and Tereza Sajdlová
Online since: May 2017
Description: This book was collected by results of the 23rd International Conference Concrete Days 2016 (Litomyšl, Czech Republic from November 30 to December 1, 2016).
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.


Edited by: Pavel Šandera
Online since: December 2016

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


Edited by: Juan Bartolomé, Jose Ignacio Arnaudas, Larry R. Falvello
Online since: October 2016

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.


Edited by: Ahmed Rassili
Online since: September 2016
Description: The 14th S2P International Conference (October 23 – 27, 2016, Salt Lake City, USA) was dedicated to the science and processing technologies of the semi-solid metal alloys and composites. Since the discovery of the specific flow behavior of metals in semi-solid state during the early seventies, this fascinating technology has experienced a dynamic and turbulent development history which has led to a whole family of new production processes, new equipments and industrial applications for goals of full use of the technical and economic potential of the flow behaviour, improved materials and process modelling as well as control of processes. All S2P International Conferences have contributed to achieve this goal by providing a forum for scientists to share the common knowledge and to develop a common sense on fundamental topics and industrial requirements.


Edited by: Paul W. Mertens, Marc Meuris and Marc Heyns
Online since: September 2016
Description: This volume contains the proceedings of 13th International Symposium on Ultra Clean Processing of Semiconductor Surfaces (UCPSS 2016, Knokke, Belgium, September 12-14, 2016) ( and includes studies on cleaning such as particle removal using acoustic enhancement, removal of metallic contamination, pattern collapse of fine flexible and fragile features, wetting and drying issues, control and measuring of contamination . FEOL and BEOL topics cover: chemistry of semiconductor surfaces, cleaning related to new gate stacks, cleaning at the interconnect level, selective wet etching, resist strip and polymer removal, cleaning and contamination control for various new materials and cleaning after Chemical-Mechanical-Polishing (CMP).


Edited by: Mircea Nicoară, Ion Dragoş Uţu, Carmen Opriș
Online since: August 2016
Description: Proceedings of 6th International Conference "ADVANCED MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES" (16-17 October 2015, Timişoara, Romania) are presented as a collection of papers by results of researches in area materials and technologies of their processing in the various branches of mechanical engineering, constraction, chemical production and metallurgy. We think that this edition will be useful firstly for production engineers and design engineers.


Edited by: Venkataraman Thangadurai, Yasuro Ikuma
Online since: August 2016

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.


Edited by: J. Chmiel and M. Szyszko
Online since: July 2016

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.


Edited by: I. Skiedraite, E. Dragašius and L. Zubrickaitė
Online since: July 2016
Description: The current volume contains some new results in mechatronic systems, mechanics and materials, as well as in aspects of automatics and robotics in relevant technological applications, which were presented in the 11th International Conference Mechatronic Systems and Materials (MSM 2015). The book contains the latest theoretical and practical experiences of scientists and researchers from universities and research centers. The main objective of this volume is the dissemination of the scientific knowledge to better understanding of widely considered mechatronic and material systems. Moreover, the aim of the issue is to interconnect diverse scientific fields and exchange current views between scientists and researchers.


Edited by: J. Galkiewicz
Online since: April 2016
Description: This collection of papers is related to actual problems from area of research of fatigue of materials and structures, fracture mechanics, void nucleation, void growth. In several articles are shown a new, sometimes futuristic, experimental techniques. Presented material will be useful for researchers and engineers from different branches of industry.


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