Advances in Materials Science Research. Volume 27


Maryann C. Wythers (Editor)

Series: Advances in Materials Science Research
BISAC: TEC021000

This book provides readers with the latest developments in materials science research. Chapter One discusses the properties of functionally graded material produced with additive manufacturing technology. Chapter Two reviews synthetic smectite materials as catalyst precursors and solid base catalysts. Chapter Three reviews current literature on metallic bipolar plates for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) focusing on the development of protective coatings for imparting both corrosion resistance and electrical conductivity to these components. Chapter Four examines layered hydrolyzed EVA films. Chapter Five focuses on the synthesis and characterization of polyphenylenes and their derivatives as well as their applications in direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs). Chapter Six discusses the characterization of thermal conductivity and tool-part thermal resistance in composite processing. Chapter Seven examines the effect of biodeterioration on mechanical properties of hemp natural fiber reinforced composite. Chapter Eight provides a comparative study on the effective properties of equivalent fiber. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Properties of Functionally Graded Material Produced with Additive Manufacturing Technology
R. M. Mahamood and E. T. Akinlabi (Department of Mechanical Engineering Science, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park Kingsway Campus, Johannesburg, South Africa, and others)

Chapter 2. Synthetic Smectite Materials as Catalyst Precursors and Solid Base Catalysts
Shin-ichiro Fujita, Hiroshi Yoshida and Masahiko Arai (Division of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan)

Chapter 3. Nanocrystalline Coatings for PEMFC Metallic Bipolar Plates: Materials Selection and Deposition Methods
Mara Cristina Lopes de Oliveira and Renato Altobelli Antunes (Electrocell Ind. Com. Equip. Elet. LTDA, Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center (CIETEC), São Paulo-SP, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 4. Layered Hydrolyzed EVA Films: From Amorphous and Hydrophobic to Semi-Crystalline and Hydrophilic
Jorge Arturo Soto Puente, Kateryna Fatyeyeva, Stéphane Marais, and Eric Dargent (Normandie University, France, and others)

Chapter 5. Polyphenylenes and their Derivatives for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells Applications
Jifu Zheng and Suobo Zhang (Key Laboratory of Polymer Ecomaterials, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, China)

Chapter 6. Characterization of Thermal Conductivity and Tool-Part Thermal Resistance in Composite Processing
A. Olson, B. Crawford and A. S. Milani (Composites Research Network-Okanagan Laboratory, School of Engineering, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada)

Chapter 7. The Effect of Biodeterioration on Mechanical Properties of Hemp Natural Fiber Reinforced Composite
N. Kazemian, S. Pakpour, B. Crawford, J. Klironomos, and A.S. Milani (I.K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada, and others)

Chapter 8. A Comparative Study on the Effective Properties of Equivalent Fiber: Carbon Nanotube and Non-bonded Interactions
Roham Rafiee, Amin Ghorbanhosseini, Reza Pourazizi and Mohammad Mahdavi (Associate Professor, MSc Graduate Student, Composites Research Laboratory, Faculty of New Sciences and Technologies, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran)


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