Materials Research Foundations / MRF
Volume 48: Topological Semimetals
Topological semimetals are quantum materials that are not only extremely interesting from a theoretical point of view but also have a great potential for technological applications in which superconducting, semiconducting and other semimetal behaviors are involved.
Volume 47: Biosensors – Materials and Applications
This book presents recent developments in the field of biosensors and their applications in healthcare. Topics include aptasensors for the detection of environmental contaminants, disease-causing pathogens, molecularly imprinted polymers for the detection of genetic materials, infectious diseases, in vivo monitoring of key molecules, functional nanoparticles targeted to specific tumor cells for detection as well as imaging.
Volume 46: Microbial Fuel Cells – Materials and Applications
Microbial fuel cells are very promising as renewable energy sources. In addition to electricity generation, microbial fuel cells can be used for wastewater treatment, desalination and biofuel production. The book addresses characterization techniques and operating conditions of microbial fuel cells, as well as the usefulness of various types of anode and cathode materials.
Volume 45: Bonding by Self-Propagating Reaction
Bonding by Self-Propagating Reaction represents a highly promising approach for the joining of dissimilar materials in such fields as microelectronics, infrared sensors, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), aerospace and nuclear industries, and surface engineering for chemical, mechanical and microsystems applications.
Volume 44: Enzymatic Fuel Cells – Materials and Applications
The book presents various aspects of biofuel cells including fuel cell electrochemistry, use of enzyme and enzyme immobilization techniques, use of materials such as mesoporous materials, graphene composites, conducting polymer composites and applications of biofuel cells.
Volume 43: Transient Liquid Phase Bonding
The book presents a complete overview on the topic of Transient Liquid Phase Bonding (TLPB) which has many high-tech applications, ranging from the production and repair of turbine engines in the aerospace industry, to nuclear power plants and the connection of circuit lines in the microelectronics industry.
Volume 42: Carbonaceous Composite Materials
This book reports current progress in the development, design and utilization of carbonaceous materials in such diverse areas as electronics, medical implants, drug delivery, clean energy, biofuel and pollution control.
Volume 41: Lead-free Piezo-Ceramic Solid Solutions
The present book presents the results of a systematic investigation of the dielectric, ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties of this type of lead-free solid solution ceramics
Volume 40: Rhenium Disulfide
Rhenium disulfide, especially in low-dimensional form, is a subject of lively research into its electronic and optical properties. The field of twodimensional materials such as graphene and its analogues has been growing very rapidly.
Volume 39: Modern Technologies of Thin Films Deposition – Chemical Phosphatation
For one thing, the book presents research aimed at obtaining thin phosphate layers that offer good corrosion protection of finished parts. The other aim was to develop techniques that result in coatings with good lubricating properties, as they are required in plastic deformation processing.
Volume 38: Thermoset Composites – Preparation, Properties and Applications
Characterization, design, specific properties and applications of thermoset composites are reported. These composites are presently in high demand because they can be shaped into many-sided segments and structures, and can have a great variety of densities and special physical and mechanical properties.
Volume 37: Advancing Silicon Carbide Electronics Technology I
The rapidly advancing Silicon Carbide technology has demonstrated a great potential in high-power low-loss semiconductor electronics. High thermal stability and outstanding chemical inertness make SiC an excellent material for development of high temperature electronics and semiconductor devices operating in harsh environment.
Volume 36: Innovations in Army Energy and Power Materials Technologies
This compendium reports fundamental science and engineering advances of the US Army Research Labratory (ARL) within the area of Energy and Power technologies
Volume 35: Innovations in Army Energy and Power Materials Technologies
This compendium reports fundamental science and engineering advances of the US Army Research Labratory (ARL) within the area of Energy and Power technologies.
Volume 34: Chitosan-Based Adsorbents for Wastewater Treatment
Chitosan is a natural amino polymer. It is eco-friendly, biocompatible, biodegradable, cost-effective, easily available and has high potential to be utilized as an adsorbent. Because of their excellent chelating power, chitosan-based adsorbents have a very high ability to bind pollutants present in contaminated water and wastewater.
Volume 33: Nanomaterials in Bio-medical Applications
The book presents new results in the areas of nanomaterials, nanoparticles, ultra-small nanoparticles, plasmonic nanoparticles and coated nanoparticles for bio-medical applications.
Volume 32: Organic Pollutants in Wastewater II
Wastewater represents an alternative to freshwater if it can be treated successfully for re-use applications. Promising techniques involve photocatalysis, photodegradation, adsorption, bioreactors, nanocomposites, nanofiltration and membranes.
Volume 31: Magnetic Oxides and Composites
The book focuses on the relevant basic concepts of Magnetic oxides, as well as on synthesis routes and important applications of spinel ferrites, hexaferrites and magnetic oxide nanomaterials.
Volume 30: Structure Induced Anelasticity in Iron Intermetallic Compounds and Alloys
Different anelastic phenomena are discussed in this book with respect to iron-based binary and ternary alloys and intermetallic compounds of Fe3Me type, where Me are α-stabilizing elements Al, Ga, or Ge. An introduction into anelastic behavior of metallic materials is given, and methods of mechanical spectroscopy and neutron diffraction are introduced for the better understanding of structure-related relaxation and hysteretic phenomena.
Volume 29: Organic Pollutants in Wastewater I
Wastewater represents an alternative to freshwater if it can be treated successfully for re-use applications. Promising techniques involve photocatalysis, adsorption, nanocomposites, and membranes. The book focuses on several topics related to the removal of organic pollutants from wastewater.
Volume 28: Non-Linear Optical Materials
Non-linear optical materials have widespread and promising applications, but the efforts to understand the local structure, electron density distribution and bonding is still lacking. The present work explores the structural details, the electron density distribution and the local bond length distribution of some non-linear optical materials. It also gives estimation of the optical band gap, the particle size, crystallite size, and the elemental composition from UV-Visible analysis, SEM, XRD and EDS of some non-linear optical materials respectively.
Volume 27: Photocatalytic Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications
Photocatalytic nanomaterials have a great potential in such applications as reduction of carbon dioxide and degradation of various pollutants. They are equally important in the production and storage of energy, e.g. in the conversion of solar energy to electricity, and the production of hydrogen in photoelectrochemical cells.
Volume 26: Electrochemical Capacitors
Electrochemical capacitors are most important for the development of future energy storage systems and sustainable power sources. New superior hybrid supercapacitors are based on binary and ternary thin film nanocomposites involving carbon, metal oxides and polymeric materials. The synthesis of materials and fabrication of electrodes for supercapacitor applications is discussed in detail. The book also presents the fundamental theory and a thorough literature review of supercapacitors.
Volume 25: Titanate Based Ceramic Dielectric Materials
The book presents research results concerning the electron density distribution in a number of doped barium titanate ceramic materials using experimental X-ray diffraction data, UV-visible spectrophotometry (UV-vis), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). The analysis of interatomic bonding and electron density distribution is important for predicting the properties of potentially important materials and has previously been lacking for the materials studied.
Volume 24: Nanocomposites for Electrochemical Capacitors
The book explores recent developments in the area of composite applications for supercapacitor electrodes based von conducting polymers, graphene, biomass, or carbonaceous quantum dots. Synthesis strategies of composite materials and electrode preparation methods are discussed in detail.
Volume 23: Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Materials
Developing materials for SOFC applications is one of the key topics in energy research. The book focuses on manganite structured materials, such as doped lanthanum chromites and lanthanum manganites, which have interesting properties: thermal and chemical stability, mixed ionic and electrical conductivity, electrocatalytic activity, magnetocaloric property and colossal magnetoresistance (CMR).
Volume 22: Negative Thermal Expansion Materials
The development of these negative thermal expansion materials has advanced rapidly during the past fifteen years, and a wide variety of materials of differing types has now been identified, as well as a number of intriguing mechanisms which help to avoid the apparent inviolable tendency of size to increase with temperature. The present work is the most up-to-date summary of the current range of negative thermal expansion materials and of the associated mechanisms.
Volume 21: Smart Polymers and Composites
The present book reviews new research in the fields of composite green polymers for environmental applications, polyaniline based composites for wastewater treatment, smart polymeric coating materials, polymer decorated bimetallic nanosorbents for dye removal, fuel cell materials, polymeric membranes, green bio-nanocomposites and polymer based catalysts.
Volume 20: Inkjet Based 3D Additive Manufacturing of Metals
Particular emphasis is placed on 3D inkjet printing of metals, which is reviewed here in great depth and for the first time. This is an ambient temperature technology which offers some unique advantages for printing metals and alloys, as well as composite and functionally graded materials.
Volume 19: Metallic Glasses and Their Composites
The formation of metallic glasses and dual-phase composite/hybrid materials is reviewed, as well as the glass transition process and the resulting structural phenomena. These materials exhibit high strength, extreme hardness, good wear resistance and large elastic deformation.
Volume 18: Ferrite Materials for Memory Applications
The book discusses the synthesis and characterization of various ferrite materials used for memory applications. The distinct feature of the book is the construction of charge density of ferrites by deploying the maximum entropy method (MEM). This charge density gives the distribution of charges in the ferrite unit cell, which is analyzed for charge related properties.
Volume 17: Recent Advances in Photovoltaics
The search for new materials and/or new structures such as multi-junctions, nanostructures, photoelectrochemical cells, organic solar cells etc. for improved performance is discussed. The experimental investigations on certain materials and modelling for better results are also described in the book.
Volume 16: Inorganic Pollutants in Wastewater
The book extensively investigates the most recent improvements in the area of inorganic pollutants analysis, removal and treatment of wastewater by utilizing different materials such as natural polymers, husks, graphene and carbon nanotube composites, fruit cortex etc. It covers photocatalysis, adsorption, desalination and electrochemical technologies used for the analysis and treatment of inorganic pollutants.
Volume 15: Applications of Adsorption and Ion Exchange Chromatography in Waste Water Treatment
Waste water treatment is of great worldwide interest. Much research focuses on nanotechnology and the development of new smart materials. The book presents contributions of well-known authors in the field.
Volume 14: Elemental Graphene Analogues
The present monograph summarizes all of the work carried out on such monolayer materials up to the beginning of 2017, with attention being restricted to those, like graphene, being composed of a single element. Most of the work done so far on these ‘elemental graphene analogues’ has been theoretical, but the existing experimental data suggest that they may well become as useful as graphene.
Volume 13: Innovation in Smart Materials and Structural Health Monitoring for Composite Applications
Structural health monitoring (SHM) is an automated approach to determine any changes in the integrity of mechanical systems. The SHM system gives information in real time and online. It is thus very useful in damage detection, damage localization, damage assessment, and life prediction.
Volume 12: Recent Advances in Energy Storage Materials and Devices
Lithium Ion Batteries, Cathode Materials, Anode Materials, Nanostructured Materials, Electrolytes, Ion Conductive Ceramics, All-Solid-State Li Batteries, Redox Flow Lithium Batteries, Advanced Supercapacitors, Carbon Nanotubes
Volume 11: Study of biocompatible and biological materials
The book gives an overview on biomineralization, biological, biocompatible and biomimetic materials. It reveals the use of biomaterials alone or in composites, how their performance can be improved by tailoring their surface properties by external factors and how standard surface modification techniques can be applied in the area of biomaterials to beneficially influence their growth on surfaces.
Volume 10: Point defects in group IV semiconductors
This book focuses on the properties of defects in group IV semiconductors and, using a physico-chemical approach, aims to clarify whether full knowledge of their chemical nature can account for several problems encountered in practice. Also discussed is the need for further experimental and theoretical research.
Volume 9: Optical Furnaces for Crystal Growth
This monograph is devoted to the growth of crystals using optical furnaces. Optical furnaces can be understood and designed using concepts that stem from analytical geometry.
Volume 8: Current Trends on Lanthanide Glasses and Materials
Lanthanide Glasses, Lanthanide Doped Glasses, Phosphor Materials, Luminescence Behaviour of Glasses, CIE Chromaticity Diagram, Solid State Lighting.
Volume 7: Contemporary Dielectric Materials
This book deals with experimental results of the physical characterization of several important, dielectric materials of great current interest. The experimental tools used for the analysis of these materials include X-ray diffraction, dielectric measurements, magnetic measurements using a vibrating sample magnetometer, optical measurements using a UV-Visible spectrometer etc.
Volume 6: Radiation Effects in Silicon Carbide
The book reviews the most interesting research concerned with radiation defects formed in 6H-, 4H-, and 3C-SiC under irradiation with electrons, neutrons, and some kinds of ions. The electrical parameters that make SiC a promising material for applications in modern electronics are discussed in detail.
Volume 5: New Polymeric Composite Materials
This book reviews the latest research results in the field of polymeric composite materials and explores the technological advantages of these materials in environmental, biomedical, actuator and fuel cell applications.
Volume 4: Hexaferrite Permanent Magnetic Materials
This concise book is intended to provide an overview of the basic concepts of magnetism and magnetic properties pertinent to permanent magnetic materials. Emphasis is placed on hexaferrite materials for permanent magnet applications, with M-type ferrites as the focal point. The discussion is kept brief, in an attempt to provide a wide spectrum of knowledge for quick reference to specialized scientists and engineers in this ever increasing industry.
Volume 3: Nano Semiconductor Materials
The main focus of the present book is the characterization of a number of nano-semiconducting materials, using such techniques as powder X-ray diffraction, UV-visible spectrophotometry, Raman spectrometry, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and vibrating sample magnetometry. The materials studied include ZnS, TiO2, NiO, Ga doped ZnO, Mn doped SnO2, Mn doped CeO2 and Mn doped ZrO2.
Volume 2: Novel Ceramic Materials
The book presents a number of novel ceramic materials that have great potential for advanced technological applications, such as microwave devices, communication instruments and memory devices.
Volume 1: Charge Density and Structural Characterization of Thermoelectric Materials
In addition to providing an introduction to the field, the main objective of this book is to present research results concerning the growth and structural characterization of thermoelectric materials that are of high current interest: Magnesium silicide, lead telluride, bismuth doped with antimony, bismuth telluride, antimony telluride, tin telluride doped with germanium, indium antimonide.
Materials Research Foundations / MRF
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Erian Armanios, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Chelsey Z. Hargather, New Mexico Tech, USA
Golam M. Newaz, Wayne State University, USA
Efstathios I. Meletis, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Rahmi Ozisik, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Yongho Sohn, University of Central Florida, USA
Gleb Yushin, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Farhad Aslani, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
Graeme E. Murch, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Andreas Oechsner, Griffith University, Australia
Yuri Estrin, Monash University, Australia
Emilia Pecheva, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Pentti Karjalainen, University of Oulu, Finland
Evangelos Hristoforou, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece
K.V.R Murthy, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India
S.V.S. Narayana Murty, Vikram Sarabhai Space Center, India
G.S. Upadhyaya, IIT Kanpur, India
Januarti Jaya Ekaputri, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia
Khairurrijal, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Joshua Pelleg, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Dora Foti, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Dmitri V. Louzguine, Tohoku University, Japan
Sami H. Mahmood, The University of Jordan, Jordan
Akii Ibhadode, University of Benin, Nigeria
Shiquan Liu, University of Jinan, P.R. China
Bożena Łosiewicz, University of Silesia, Poland
Radek Zaleski, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland
Liviu Marșavina, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Vasco Manuel Pinto Teixeira, University of Minho, Portugal
Alexander Lebedev, Ioffe Institute, Russia
M.D. Starostenkov, Altai State Technical University, Russia
Rodionova Valeria, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Russia
Manoj Gupta, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Igor Medved, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia
Hyungsun Kim, Inha University, South Korea
Terence G. Langdon, University of Southampton, U.K.
Katarina Novakovic, Newcastle University, UK