Solid State Phenomena

ISSN: 1662-9779

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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.


Edited by: Sergii Ubizskii, Leonid Vasylechko and Yaroslav Zhydachevskii
Online since: April 2013
Description: The volume contains conference papers on selected contributions presented at the OMEE-2012 Conference.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The papers are grouped into the following chapters:
Technology of the active media for electronic engineering;
Active media fundamentals: crystal structure, micro- and nanostructure, electronic structure;
Nanoparticles, nano-ceramics and nano-composites;
Materials for quantum and optoelectronics, defects, impurities and transport phenomena;
Magnetic properties, superconductivity and applications;
Materials for sensing.


Edited by: Zdzislaw Gosiewski and Zbigniew Kulesza
Online since: March 2013
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS).
The 108 peer reviewed papers on “Mechatronic Systems and Materials” are grouped as follows:
I. Integrated Diagnostics;
II. Failure Analysis;
III. Tribology in Mechatronic Systems;
IV. Signal and Image Processing;
V. Measurement Techniques;
VI. Multifunctional and Smart Materials;
VII. Metallic Alloys;
VIII. Biomaterials;
IX. Functional Composites;
X. Nanomaterials; XI. Ceramics and Glasses;
XII. New Trends in Mechatronic and Materials Science Education.


Edited by: Zdzislaw Gosiewski and Zbigniew Kulesza
Online since: March 2013
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS).
The 121 peer reviewed papers on Mechatronic Systems and Materials are grouped as follows:
I. Robotics: Industrial Robots, Microrobotics;
II. Mobile Robots;
III. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles;
IV. Teleoperation, Telerobotics, Teleoperated Semi-Autonomous Systems;
V. Sensors and Actuators in Mechatronics;
VI. Control of Mechatronic Systems;
VII. Analysis of Vibration and Deformation.


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