Advances in Materials Science Research. Volume 12


Maryann C. Wythers (Editor)

Series: Advances in Materials Science Research
BISAC: TEC021000

Materials science encompasses four classes of materials, the study of each of which may be considered a separate field: metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. This volume gathers important research from around the globe in this dynamic field including research on the fabrication, properties and thermal stability of quasi-amorphous Ta-Si-N diffusion barriers; sol-gel immobilized microorganisms for bioremediation systems and biosensors; glass-ceramics with oriented nonlinear crystals; plastic based nanocomposite films for active packaging with tailor diffusion properties; thermal barrier coated superalloys used in turbine blades and using feldspar to produce ceramic floor tiles.

Table of Contents


Fabrication, Properties and Thermal Stability of Quasi-Amorphous Ta-Si-N Diffusion Barrier
(Chen-Kuei Chung, Tai-Sheng Chen, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)

Potential Applications of Sol-Gel Immobilized Microorganisms for Bioremediation Systems and Biosensors
(Angela Pannier, Ulrich Soltmann, GMBU e.V., Department of Functional Coatings, Dresden, Germany)

Preparation of Glass-Ceramics with Oriented Nonlinear Crystals: A Review
(H. Zeng, B. Poumellec, C. Fan, G. Chen, A. Erraji-Chahid, M. Lancry, Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d’Orsay (ICMMO), Université de Paris Sud, Orsay Cedex, France; East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China and others)

Diffusion Barriers in Ohmic Contacts to Semiconductor Device Structures: Technology, Properties, Application
(A.E. Belyaev, N.S. Boltovets, R.V. Konakova, Ya.Ya. Kudryk, V.V. Milenin, V. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics, NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, and others)

Studies on Depolymerization, Fragmentation and Degradation of a Food Polymer, Starch
(Mohammad Reza Kasaai, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Department of Food Science and Technology, Sari Agricultural and Natural Resources University, Sari, Mazandaran, Iran)

Joining of GFRP in Marine Applications
(Guido Di Bella, Giovanna Galtieri, Enzo Pollicino, Chiara Borsellino, Department of “Chimica Industriale e Ingegneria dei Materiali”, University of Messina, Italy)

Paper-Structured Catalyst Composites with a Ceramic Fiber-Network Microstructure for Energy and Environmental Applications
(Hirotaka Koga, Takuya Kitaoka, Department of Agro-Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, Japan)

Plastic Based Nanocomposite Films for Active Packaging with Tailor Diffusion Properties
(Luciana Castillo, Silvia Barbosa, PLAPIQUI (UNS-CONICET), Bahía Blanca, Argentina)

Lifetime Evaluation of a Thick Thermal Barrier Coated Superalloy used in Turbine Blades
(Ashok Kumar Ray, Materials Science and Technology Division, National Metallurgical Laboratory (CSIR), Jamshedpur, India)

The Effects of Cr2O3‏ Nanoparticles on Properties of Concrete using Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag as Binder
(Ali Nazari, Shadi Riahi, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Saveh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Saveh, Iran)

Single Mode Microwave Reactor
(Krzysztof Naplocha, Wroclaw University of Technology, Lukasiewicza, Wroclaw, Poland)

Preparation of Chitin Nanofibers with a Uniform Width of 10-20 nm from Crab and Prawn Shells and their Transparent Nanocomposite Films
(Shinsuke Ifuku, Antonio Norio Nakagaito, Hiroyuki Saimoto, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Graduate School of Engineering, Tottori University, Koyama-cho Minami, Tottori, Japan)

Using Na-Feldspar to Produce Ceramic Floor Tiles for Civil Construction
(A.J. Souza, J.N.F. Holanda, Northern Fluminense State University, Laboratory of Advanced Materials/Group of Ceramic Materials, RJ, Brazil)


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