Solid State Phenomena

ISSN: 1662-9779

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Edited by: Ma Jan and Santhiagu Ezhilvalavan
Online since: February 2012
Description: This collection of 37 papers describes materials for protecting civilians and soldiers against vehicle collision, blast-damage, fragmentation and unconventional attack. They also treat multi-functional materials for enhancing civilian and soldier performance under extreme conditions. The detailed topics include the atomic-layer deposition of thin inorganic coatings into renewable packaging materials, the development of woven enhanced silk fabric for ballistic protection, novel piezo-electric tactile sensor materials having improved properties, enhancement of the char resistance of expandable graphite-based intrumescent fire-retardant coatings by using multi-wall carbon nano tubes for structural steel, the development of new sol-gel surface-treatment formulations for the bonded repair of aircraft and the laminated microstructure and toughening mechanism of abalone shell.


Edited by: Robert Schaller and D. Mari
Online since: January 2012
Description: The peer-reviewed papers in this special issue of Solid State Phenomena were selected from the 16th International Conference on Internal Friction and Mechanical Spectroscopy, ICIFMS-16, held on July 3 – 8, 2011, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The proceedings aimed at attracting newcomers to this field of research in order to appreciate the potential of anelastic methodologies in the investigation of advanced materials and new phenomena. Scientists who are already involved in the field will also find here ideas and inspiration for new experiments and theories.


Edited by: Jerzy Labanowski and Andrzej Zieliński
Online since: December 2011
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The purpose of this collection is to disseminate the latest developments in the field of the environmental degradation of structural materials, hydrogen degradation, stress corrosion cracking, hydrogen and corrosion fatigue. The result is an excellent guide to the experimental study and modeling of environmentally-assisted cracking, advanced materials technologies and case studies of materials failure in various industrial applications.


Edited by: Yuan Ming Huang
Online since: November 2011
Description: These proceedings comprise a selection of the peer-reviewed papers that were presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Liquid Crystals: Science and Technology.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The topics of the 102 papers cover: the physics of liquid crystals, the chemistry of liquid crystals, applications of liquid crystals and related materials. This work will provide guidance to physicists, chemists and materials scientists working in the field of liquid crystals.


Edited by: Zygmunt Kitowski, Jerzy Garus and Piotr Szymak
Online since: November 2011
Description: This volume contains new results in the fields of mechatronics systems, mechanics and materials. It relates the latest developments and reflects the experience of the many researchers working in universities, research centers and relevant industries.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The results of their research are covered by four chapters: Control Systems, Robotics, Diagnostics and Mechatronic Systems. The main aim of the book is the interconnection of diverse scientific fields, the cultivation of every possible scientific collaboration, the exchange of views and the promotion of new research targets as well as the further dissemination, dispersion and diffusion of scientific knowledge.


Edited by: W. Jantsch and F. Schäffler
Online since: August 2011
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The papers contained herein cover the most important and timely issues in the field of “Gettering and Defect Engineering in Semiconductor Technology”, ranging from the theoretical analysis of defect problems to practical engineering solutions, with the emphasis on Si-based materials. Apart from the traditional topics of defect and materials engineering, characterization, modeling and simulation, and the co-integration of various material classes, topics such as materials for solar cells and photonics are discussed. Defects in graphene and in nanocrystals and nanowires are also treated, making this a very up-to-date survey of the field.


Edited by: Andrzej Kot
Online since: July 2011
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS).
Attention is focused here on the materials group known as “smart” e.g. Shape Memory Alloys (SMA) and piezoelectrics. The Department of Process Control at the University of Science and Technology carries out leading research in the general area of control engineering. Within this field, scientists from the department also work on the implementation of control theory in materials processing; especially with regard to influencing material properties and optimizing manufacturing processes. Instead of exploiting the principles of control theory for materials use, some researchers use materials-related phenomena for control purposes. The present work offers an informative introduction to this interesting field.


Edited by: Agnieszka Botor-Probierz and Andrzej Kiełbus
Online since: June 2011
Description: The aim of this work is to present the latest results of scientific research carried out by staff, in the Faculty of Materials Engineering and Metallurgy at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, who are working in the area of light-metal alloys. The 20 papers are divided into three chapters: Aluminum Alloys, Magnesium Alloys and Titanium Alloys. This will be essential reading matter for anyone working in the same field.


Edited by: Xipeng Xu
Online since: June 2011
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
This volume presents 70 papers selected from over 100 papers submitted by university and industrial researchers. All of the papers were peer-reviewed by carefully chosen experts. This volume provides readers with a broad overview of recent advances in the field of the application of diamond and related materials, as well as brazing super-abrasives.


Edited by: Yves Bréchet, Emmanuel Clouet, Alexis Deschamps, Alphonse Finel and Frédéric Soisson
Online since: June 2011
Description: The main objective of this special collection was to present state-of-the-art advances in the field of solid-solid phase transformations.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The 204 peer-reviewed papers were divided into 10 chapters:
1: Displacive Transformations,
2: Diffusional Transformations,
3: Transition by Interface Migration,
4: Order-Disorder Transitions,
5: Phase Transitions and Size Effect,
6: Driven Systems and Phase Transformations,
7: Phase Transformations during Industrial Processing,
8: Amorphous Alloys, Quasicrystals and other Complex Phases,
9: Advances in the Theory and Modeling of Phase Transitions,
10: Advances in Experimental Techniques.
The present work will be a useful supplement to the classic textbooks on the subject.


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