Handbook of Material Science Research


Charles René (Editor)
Eugene Turcotte (Editor)

Series: Materials Science and Technologies
BISAC: TEC021000

This book reviews the four classes of materials science, the study of each of which are also considered separate fields: metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. The application of materials science in energetic materials, like explosives and oxidizers, is also an important topic, and thus is extensively reviewed in this book. Furthermore, the microhardness of steel and the various testing methods in polymers is analyzed. Specifically, the Vickers microhardness of iron, carbon steels and high-alloyed steels are reviewed. Other chapters in this book explore the process of percolation in cuprate composites.

Recently, extensive interest has been focused on the percolation processes in superconducting cuprates, of which physical properties are strongly characterized by the low-dimensional aspects of the crystal structures. Bulk metal glasses (BMGs) are also examined, which are currently the focus of intense research in the world because of their excellent properties and potential applications as engineering materials and functional devises. Other chapters in this book focus on electrodeposition and corrosion properties of zinc-cobalt and zinc-cobalt-iron, the structure and morphology of electrodeposited nickel-cobalt alloy powders, the control of microstructures by heat treatments and high-temperature properties, and the evaluation of fatigue strength methods for machine designs.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Dielectric Spectroscopy of Dipolar Glasses and Relaxors, pp. 1-124
(Juras Banys, Department of Radiophysics Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania)

Chapter 2. Modification of Steels Microhardness by Compression Plasma Flows, pp. 125-172
(N.N. Cherenda, V.V. Uglov., Belarusian State University, Department of Solid State Physics, Minsk, Belarus)

Chapter 3. Percolation Processes in Cuprate Composites as Low-Dimensional Systems, pp. 173-212
(Katsukuni Yoshida, Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto Univ., Kyoto, Japan)

Chapter 4. Dielectric and Ultrasonic Spectroscopy of Quasi Two-Dimensional CuInP2(SXSe1-X)6 Mixed Crystals, pp. 213-269
(V. Samulionis, J. Banys, J. Macutkevic, Yu. Vysochanskii, Physics Faculty of Vilnius University, Sauletekio, Vilnius, Lithuania)

Chapter 5. Unravelling XDT: Studies of some Rare, but Violent, Explosions with Statistical Crack Mechanics, pp. 271-293
(John K. Dienes)

Chapter 6. Magnetic Properties of Layered Titanium Dichalcogenides Intercalated with 3d- and 4d-Metals, pp. 295-322
(N.V. Baranov and V.G. Pleschov, Ural State Univ. Ekaterinberg, Russia, and others)

Chapter 7. Energetic Materials: Crystallization of Characterization, pp. 323-345
(A.E.D.M van der Heijden and R.H.B. Bouma – TNO Defense, Security and Safety, Business Unit Protection, Munition and Weapons, Department of Energetic Materials, The Netherlands)

Chapter 8. Electrodeposition and Corrosion Properties of Zn-Co and Zn-Co-Fe Alloy Coatings, pp. 347-368
(J.M.C. Mol, Z.F. Lodhi, A. Hovestad, L.’t Hoen – Velterop, H. Terryn, J.H.W. de Wit, Delft University of Technology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Delft, The Netherlands, and others)

Chapter 9. Quasi One-Dimensional CdSe Nanowires: Growth, Structure, and Photoluminescence Polarization Properties, pp. 369-393
(C.X. Shan, J.Y. Zhang, D.Z. Shen, X.W. Fan, Lab of Excited State Processes, Changchun, China)

Chapter 10. The Structure and Morphology of Electrodeposited Nickel-Cobalt Alloy Powders, pp. 395-416
(D.M. Miniæ, L. D. Rafailoviæ, J. Wosik, G.E. Nauer, Faculty of Physical Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 11. A Systematic Procedure to Predict Explosive Performance and Sensitivity of Novel High-Energy Molecules in ADD, ADD Method-1, pp. 417-431
(Soo Gyeong Cho – High Explosives Group, Agency for Defense Development (ADD), Daejeon, Korea)

Chapter 12. The Development of Co-Based Bulk Metallic Glasses, pp. 433-443
(Ding Chen and Gou-zhi Ma, Institute for Materials Research, Hunan University, Changsha, P. R. China)

Chapter 13. Control of Microstructures by Heat Treatments and High-Temperature Properties in High-Tungsten Colbalt-Base Superalloys, pp. 445-458
(Manabu Tanaka and Ryuichi Kato, Research Institute of Materials and Resources, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Resource Science, Akita University, Akita, Japan, and others)

Chapter 14. Graph-Skein Modules of Three-Manifolds, pp. 459-472
(Nafaa Chbili, Department of Mathematical Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, U.A.E.)

Chapter 15. Evaluation of Metal Fatigue Characteristics Considering the Effect of Defects, pp. 473-489
(Tatsujiro Miyazaki and Hiroshi Noguchi, Faculty of Engineering, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan and others)

Chapter 16. Pt-Co Supported on Polypyrrole-Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes as an Anode Catalyst for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells, pp. 491-516
(Lei Li, School of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Shanghai Jiaotong, University, Shanghai, P.R. China)


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