Novel Nanocrystalline Alloys and Magnetic Nanomaterials

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  • Provides a solid foundation on the latest information in nanocrystalline alloys and magnetic nanomaterials
  • Describes the thermodynamics and structure of nanocrystalline and amorphous alloys
  • Examines novel nanomaterials, including various nanocomposites and nanotubes
  • Discusses the fabrication methods and important applications of magnetic nanomaterials in the power supply, automotive, and telecommunications industries
  • Summary

    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.

    Table of Contents

    NANOCRYSTALLINE ALLOYS
    Thermodynamics of Nanocrystalline Materials
    Livio Battezzati

    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
    Akihisa Inoue

    Electrodeposited Nanocrystalline Ni Alloys
    Tohru Yamasaki

    Ni, Cu, and Ti Amorphous Alloys
    Do Hyang Kim

    Nanoquasicrystallization in Zr Alloys
    Eiichiro Matsubara and Takahiro Nakamura

    Quasicrystalline Nanocomposites
    Won Tae Kim

    NOVEL NANOMATERIALS
    Nano-Optoelectronics
    Peter Dobson

    Nanocrystallization in Steels by Heavy Deformation
    Minoro Umemoto

    Severe Plastic Deformation
    Minoro Furukawa, Zenji Horita, and Terence Langdon

    Metal-Ceramic Nanocomposites
    De Liang Zhang

    Alumina-Silicon Carbide Nanocomposites
    Richard Todd

    MAGNETIC NANOMATERIALS
    Microfabricated Granular Films
    K. Takanashi, S. Mitani, K. Yakushiji, and H. Fujimori

    Ni and Fe Nanocrystals
    Eiji Kita

    Nanocrystalline Fe-M-B Alloys
    Akihiro Makino

    Advances in Nanocrystalline Soft Magnetic Materials
    Yoshihito Yoshizawa

    Applications of Nanocrystalline Soft Magnetic Materials
    Rainer Hilzinger

    Nd-Fe-B Nanocomposite Permanent Magnets
    Satoshi Hirosawa

    Each section begins with an Introduction.