Solid State Phenomena

ISSN: 1662-9779

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Edited by: Jerzy Garus, Piotr Szymak and Bogdan Żak
Online since: February 2013
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The special collection of peer reviewed papers contains some new results in mechatronic systems, mechanics and materials, as well as in aspects of control and robotics in relevant technological applications. Therefore, the book is divided into three main chapters: mechatronics, control 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. We hope that the volume will be a source of knowledge and inspiration to scientists, researchers and practitioners.


Edited by: Paul Mertens, Marc Meuris and Marc Heyns
Online since: December 2012
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This volume covers various aspects of ultra-clean technology for the large-scale integration of semiconductors. These include cleaning and contamination control in both front-end-of-line (FEOL) and back-end-of-line (BEOL) processing, as well as cleaning for semiconductor photo-voltaic applications. Also covered are studies of general topics such as particle removal using acoustic enhancement, the removal of metallic contamination, pattern collapse of fine flexible and fragile features, wetting and drying, contamination control and contamination metrology. The FEOL and BEOL contributions also treat the surface chemistry of silicon and other semiconductors, cleaning related to new gate stacks, cleaning at the interconnect level, resist strip and polymer removal, cleaning and contamination control for various new materials and cleaning following CMP (chemical mechanical polishing).


Edited by: Yuriy Verbovytskyy and António Pereira Gonçalves
Online since: November 2012
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This collection covers processes and synthesis, crystal chemistry, phase equilibria, thermodynamics, magnetic and electrical properties, theory, electronic structure, chemical bonding and applications of intermetallic compounds, pnictides, chalcogenides, oxides, halides and other solid compounds containing transition elements. It provides an excellent overview of recent advances in topics relevant to solid compounds with transition elements, and will constitute an excellent reference source for scientists and other working in this field.


Edited by: Heinrich Möller and Gonasagren Govender
Online since: October 2012
Description: These proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites contain the papers which were presented at the conference, held in Cape Town (South Africa) between the 8th and 11th October 2012. The aim of these international conferences is to provide a forum where the leading researchers, engineers and industrialists in this field can gather in order to share their work and knowledge, and hold lively discussions concerning current fundamental issues in semi-solid metal processing.
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The contents are divided into 5 distinct sections: Microstructure and Properties; Process Development; Modeling, Simulation and Rheology; Materials Development and Alloy Design and Industrial Applications.


Edited by: Anna J. Dolata and Maciej Dyzia
Online since: August 2012
Description: This collection of 30 articles presents research results, in the field of light metal alloys, grouped into 3 chapters. Chapter I presents subjects related to the manufacture of aluminum alloys, grain refinement and welded joints. It also presents the results of investigations into manufacturing methods for, and the properties of, aluminium-matrix composites. Chapter II presents the results of research carried out on conventional and new magnesium casting-alloys. The first group of articles covers the effects of modification upon the structure and properties of casting alloys. The following papers present research results on the plastic deformation of Mg alloys. Subsequent articles cover topics related to welding technologies, and the final part of the chapter concerns magnesium-matrix composites. The results of research carried out on new generations of titanium alloys are presented in Chapter III, which includes investigations of the microstructure and properties of Ti-Al based alloys. The possibilities of heat-treatment and diffusion-brazing of Ti alloys are also discussed.


Edited by: N. Perov and V. Rodionova
Online since: June 2012
Description: These meetings of magnetologists have occurred every three years since the first symposium, held in 1999. During the past 12 years, MISM has grown, from being a local workshop, into the largest international conference on magnetism in Russia. The number of participants, and the scientific level of MISM, make it one of the most significant conferences worldwide.
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The present papers are grouped into the chapters: Materials, Magnetism, Magnetic Materials, Spintronics and Magnetotransport, Soft and Hard Magnetic Materials, Multiferroics, Magnetostructural Transition-Related Effects, Magnetophotonics, Magnetism and Superconductivity, Magnetism of Nanostructures, Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors, High-Frequency Properties, Low-Dimensional Magnetism, Magnetic Soft Matter, Magnetic Oxides, Magnetism in Biology and Medicine. They constitute a very up-to-date and thorough coverage of the subject.


Edited by: Hardev Singh Virk and Wolfgang Kleemann
Online since: June 2012
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS).
Multiferroics: that is, materials which simultaneously exhibit both ferromagnetism and ferroelectricity - and also often ferroelasticity - now attract considerable attention because of the interesting physics involved and their promise for important practical applications. Typical multiferroics belong to the perovskite group of transition metal oxides, and include rare-earth manganites and ferrites. Several new multiferroic systems have been developed, during recent years, which exhibit very strong coupling between the ferroelectric and magnetic degrees of freedom. The present volume comprises both review articles, and research papers on various themes; with very little overlap. The authors of the review papers have generally kept in mind the unfamiliarity, of the field of ‘Ferroics and Multiferroics’, to newcomers. They cover the historical development of the field, and add their own contributions.


Edited by: Mircea Nicoară, Aurel Răduţă and Carmen Opriş
Online since: May 2012
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The present volume contains the papers presented at the international conference on Advanced Materials and Structures – AMS 2011, held in Timisoara, Romania, in 2011. The conference aimed to cover the broad domain of advanced materials in all of its important aspects: technology of fabrication, property characterization, advanced applications, investigation and mathematical modelling.


Edited by: Paul Mertens, Marc Meuris and Marc Heyns
Online since: April 2012
Description: The International Symposium on Ultra-Clean Processing of Semiconductor Surfaces (UCPSS) is a bi-annual conference which has been organized by IMEC since 1992.
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The scope of the symposium includes all issues related to contamination, cleaning and surface preparation in mainstream large-scale Integrated Circuit manufacture. At first, silicon was typically the main semiconductor of interest. As other semiconducting materials such as SiGe, SiC, Ge and III-V compounds came under consideration for future devices, the scope was broadened so as to include these materials. Parallelling the fast-moving CMOS industry, the photovoltaic industry has also recognized the need to make improvements in cleaning. Moreover, in order to promote these semiconductor cleaning activities in PV, it was decided to add a special session focused on this topic.


Edited by: Danuta Stróż and Krystian Prusik
Online since: March 2012
Description: These are the proceedings of the XIV International Conference on Electron Microscopy (EM2011) held in Wisła, Poland from the 26 to 30th June 2011. The goal of the conference was to provide a forum where researchers from many different countries could exchange their latest advances in the field of structural studies, regarding the use of electron microscopic techniques as applied to various materials. Plenary and invited lectures offered overviews of exciting new developments which highlighted the applications of new electron microscopic techniques in physics, chemistry, materials science and in life and earth sciences.
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The papers cover topics such as electron, holography, tomography, HREM, STEM, EBSD, ED and precession techniques - as well as their application to materials science and related disciplines.


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