Solid State Phenomena

ISSN: 1662-9779

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Edited by: Jacek Mendala and Paweł Gradoń
Online since: December 2013
Description: Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the XXI Conference on Technologies and Properties of Modern Utility Materials (TPMUM 2013), May 17, 2013, Katowice, Poland.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The 54 papers are grouped as follows:
Chapter 1: Microstructural Characterisation;
Chapter 2: Advanced Thermal, Mechanical and Chemical Processing;
Chapter 3: Surface Engineering and Corrosion Resistance;
Chapter 4: Materials and Environment;
Chapter 5: Advanced Materials for Transport Industry


Edited by: Anna J. Dolata and Maciej Dyzia
Online since: November 2013
Description: The issue collects papers presentingmost current results of research in the scope of light metal alloys. That volume include three chapters: I – aluminium alloys, II – magnesium alloys and III – titanium alloys. Chapter I presents subjects related to manufacturing of aluminum alloys, grain refinement and welding joints. The chapter presents also result of investigations concerning methods of obtaining and properties of aluminium matrix composites. Chapter II contain papers presenting the results of researches carried out on conventional and new casting magnesium alloys. The first group of articles concern the effects of modification on structure and properties of casting alloys. Following papers present results on plastic deformation of Mg alloys. Subsequent articles cover topics related to welding technologies. The last chapter concern the magnesium matrix composites. Results of researches carried out on titanium alloys are presented in Chapter III. Papers included in this section concern the microstructure and properties Ti alloys. Possibilities of heat treatment and diffusion brazing are also discussed.


Edited by: Jerzy Garus and Piotr Szymak
Online since: October 2013
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The current volume of the Solid State Phenomena contains some new results in mechatronic systems, mechanics and materials, as well as in aspects of automatics and robotics in relevant technological applications. Therefore, the book is divided into three main chapters: mechatronics, automatics and robotics, and it 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. The Editors would like to express their appreciation to the Authors for their valuable contributions published in this volume, as well as to the Reviewers for excellent work, which helped us select the papers contained in the issue.We hope that the volume will be a source of knowledge and inspiration for scientists, researchers and practitioners working in the fields of interest covered by the book.


Edited by: Utpal S. Joshi, Dipti Tripathi, V.A. Rana, R.B. Jotania and P.N. Gajjar
Online since: November 2013
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
This special volume covers topics such as novel synthesis, processing and applications of advanced materials, micro and nano-structures, oxides and magnetic materials, nanomaterials, semiconductors, microwave dielectric, multiferroics, computational materials science, modeling and simulation of advanced materials and technology such as cryogenics and smart material for health care.


Edited by: Andrzej Kot
Online since: September 2013
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS).
The special topic volume with invited papers covers works implementing the Control Theory to materials processing, especially the field of putting materials properties to its better use in manufacturing processes. Instead of only using principles of control theory for materials, researchers use phenomena arising in materials for control purposes. In this topic book most considerations are focused on the group of “Smart Materials” ie. Shape Memory Alloys (SMA) or Piezoelectrics.


Edited by: Nandyala Sooraj Hussain and José Domingos Santos
Online since: September 2013
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS).
The present special topic volume entitled “Glass Science and its Applications – II” covers different glasses and glass ceramic materials for technological and biomedical applications. In this special issue, the first review paper reports on the linear and non- linear properties of different materials. The second paper reports the visible-NIR luminescence and time-resolved emission spectral profiles of Nd3+, and Er3+ doped silver zinc borate glasses. The third paper, As2O3 glasses were identified as the low-loss materials for long-distance optical transmission and CuO containing glasses are also draw special attention because of the p-type semiconductivity property. Glass system of composition Li2O-Na2O-B2O3: Fe2O3 with replacing alkali oxides one by another have been reported in the fourth paper. Dielectric properties of these glasses have also been explored. In biomedical applications, CaO-P2O5 based glass reinforced hydroxyapatite composite material for bone regenerative applications have been reported in paper five and six. Paper six, the guided bone regeneration procedure using a glass-reinforced HA and collagen membrane in the treatment of an intrabony defect was reported. Authors hope that this special volume may be useful for those who are searching for a general overview of glass science and its applications in different fields.


Edited by: J.D. Murphy
Online since: October 2013
Description: The book includes both fundamental and technological aspects of defects in semiconductor materials and devices, including photovoltaics.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The 74 papers are grouped as follows: I. Defect engineering in silicon solar cells; II. Structural and production issues in cast silicon materials for solar cells; III. Characterisation of silicon for solar cells; IV. Intrinsic point defects in silicon; V. Light impurities in silicon-based materials; VI. Metals in silicon: fundamental properties and gettering; VII. Extended and implantation-related defects in silicon; VIII. Surfaces, passivation and processing; IX. Germanium-based devices and materials; X. Semiconductors other than silicon and germanium; XI. Nanostructures and new materials systems.


Edited by: Danuta Stróż and Grzegorz Dercz
Online since: June 2013
Description: The goal of this collection is to provide the opportunity for researchers working in many different fields to showcase their latest achievements in the arena of structural studies, as applied to the materials commonly used in industry. Emphasis is placed on the methods and techniques used in structural studies, as well as on the structures and properties of divers materials including: metals and alloys, ceramics, polymers, quasicrystals, nanomaterials and thin films.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The book comprises 98 peer-reviewed papers which provide excellent up-to-date coverage of the subject.


Edited by: Rajshree B. Jotania and Hardev S. Virk
Online since: May 2013
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS).
The Ferrite term is used to refer to all magnetic oxides containing iron as major metallic component. Ferrites are very attractive materials because they simultaneously show high resistivity and high saturation magnetization, and attract now considerable attention, because of the interesting physics involved. Typical ferrite material possesses excellent chemical stability, high corrosion resistivity, magneto-crystalline anisotropy, magneto-striction, and magneto-optical properties. Ferrites belong to the group of ferrimagnetic oxides, and include rare-earth garnets and ortho–ferrites. Several new hard and soft ferrites, garnets and their composite systems have been developed during recent years, with very large potential applications, which include bio-sensors, targeted drug delivery, magnetic imaging pigments, anti radar coating, microwave components, transparent magnetic plastics, etc. From physical point of view, ferrites present an extremely interesting class of systems with challenging problems. Hence this special volume was prepared with focus on some of these topics of interest to university researchers and entrepreneurs in industry.


Edited by: Hardev Singh Virk
Online since: May 2013
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS).
Functional nanomaterials are the basis of newly emerging nanotechnologies for various device applications. Nanomaterials with many kinds of morphologies and compositions have been extensively investigated, and display various kinds of functionality in areas such as electronic structure, optical effects, spin dynamics, and gas sensing. Because of advanced characterization and new fabrication techniques, nanomaterials are now central to multiple disciplines, including materials science, chemistry, physics, engineering and medicine. This special volume presents a detailed overview of recent research developments on functional nanomaterials, including synthesis, characterization, and applications.


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