Nanocrystalline materials exhibit remarkable structural, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties, which can be exploited in a wide variety of structural and nonstructural applications. Potential uses have been identified in the automotive, electronic, aerospace, clothing, chemical, fuel, and lubrication industries, with applications ranging from flat panel displays to medical implants. Bringing together contributions from leading researchers in academia and industry throughout Europe and Japan, Novel Nanocrystalline Alloys and Magnetic Nanomaterials presents a valuable overview of this fast moving field.
Divided into three sections, the book first describes the fabrication and structural characterization of nanocrystalline and amorphous alloys, such as aluminium, nickel, copper, titanium, and zirconium. The second part examines novel nanocrystalline materials that include nano-optoelectronics, steels manufactured by heavy plastic deformation, and metal-ceramic and ceramic-ceramic nanocomposites. The final section reviews the current understanding of magnetic nanomaterials, including nanograined materials, Ni and Fe nanocrystals, soft magnetic Fe-M-B nanocrystalline alloys, and soft and hard ferromagnetic nanocrystalline alloys. It also explores the industrial applications of these nanomaterials, focusing on their use in the energy and telecommunications fields.
Combining key coverage of topical developments with well-informed indications of potential trends, this book lays the groundwork for future advances in nanocrystalline alloys and magnetic nanomaterials.
Thermodynamics of Nanocrystalline Materials
Nanostructure of Amorphous Alloys
Yoshihiko Hirotsu, Tadakatsu Ohkuba, and Mitsuhide Matsuhita
Nanocrystalline, Nanoquasicrystalline, and Amorphous Al and Mg Alloys
Akihisa Inoue and Hisamichi Kimura
Nanocrystallization in Al Alloys
Dmitri Louzguine and Akihisa Inoue
High Strength Nanostructured Al-Fe Alloys
Kazuhiko Kita, Hiroyuki Sasaki, Junichiro Nagahora, and
Electrodeposited Nanocrystalline Ni Alloys
Ni, Cu, and Ti Amorphous Alloys
Do Hyang Kim
Nanoquasicrystallization in Zr Alloys
Eiichiro Matsubara and Takahiro Nakamura
Won Tae Kim
Nanocrystallization in Steels by Heavy Deformation
Severe Plastic Deformation
Minoro Furukawa, Zenji Horita, and Terence Langdon
De Liang Zhang
Alumina-Silicon Carbide Nanocomposites
Microfabricated Granular Films
K. Takanashi, S. Mitani, K. Yakushiji, and H. Fujimori
Ni and Fe Nanocrystals
Nanocrystalline Fe-M-B Alloys
Advances in Nanocrystalline Soft Magnetic Materials
Applications of Nanocrystalline Soft Magnetic Materials
Nd-Fe-B Nanocomposite Permanent Magnets
Each section begins with an Introduction.