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Concrete Surface Engineering

Benoit Bissonnette, Luc Courard, Andrzej Garbacz
July 26, 2017

Applying any material to an existing concrete surface intrinsically entails the development of a bond. Considering the ever increasing importance of concrete repair and protection, which imply the creation of an interface between two materials, an improved knowledge of concrete surface...

Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings: Functional Properties

Sam Zhang
June 16, 2017

Authored by leading experts from around the world, the three-volume Handbook of Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings gives scientific researchers and product engineers a resource as dynamic and flexible as the field itself. The first two volumes cover the latest research and application of the...

Ceramic Processing, Second Edition

Mohamed N. Rahaman
June 07, 2017

Many of the properties critical to the engineering applications of ceramics are strongly dependent on their microstructure which, in turn, is dependent on the processing methods used to produce the ceramic material. Ceramic Processing, Second Edition provides a comprehensive treatment of the...

Nanoindentation of Brittle Solids

Arjun Dey, Anoop Kumar Mukhopadhyay
March 29, 2017

Understanding the Basics of Nanoindentation and Why It Is Important Contact damage induced brittle fracture is a common problem in the field of brittle solids. In the case of both glass and ceramics—and as it relates to both natural and artificial bio-materials—it has triggered the need for...

Corrosion of Ceramic Materials, Third Edition

Ronald A. McCauley
March 29, 2017

Reflecting the many changes in the field since the publication of the second edition, Corrosion of Ceramic Materials, Third Edition incorporates more information on bioceramics, including nanomaterials, as well as the weathering of construction materials. Adhering to the original plan of...

Refractory Technology: Fundamentals and Applications

Ritwik Sarkar
November 10, 2016

This book provides a basic understanding of refractories. This includes the fundamentals of refractory technology supported by phase diagrams as well as detailing the prominent applications of these essential industrial materials. This book covers all the facets of refractory technology,...

Structural Characterization Techniques: Advances and Applications in Clean Energy

Lorenzo Malavasi
August 12, 2016

This book presents state-of-the-art contributions related to advanced structural characterization techniques in the field of clean energy materials with particular emphasis on solid oxide fuel cells and hydrogen storage materials. It describes several diffraction and spectroscopic techniques for...

Photosensitive Glass and Glass-Ceramics

Nicholas F. Borrelli
June 29, 2016

This book will discuss how glass and glass ceramic interact with light, both transiently and permanently. Ways that light permanently alter the properties of glass and glass ceramic like the color, refractive index, and mechanical and chemical behaviors will be included. Each photochromatic...

Proton-Conducting Ceramics: From Fundamentals to Applied Research

Mathieu Marrony
October 09, 2015

This book proposes a wide overview of the research and development of proton-conducting solid oxide materials. It is the first to approach the topic on proton-conducting ceramics and presents analysis studies from the fundamental to the most promising applied domains. It describes theoretical...

An Introduction to Ceramics and Refractories

A. O. Surendranathan
December 10, 2014

All Refractories Are Ceramics but Not All Ceramics Are Refractories Ceramics and refractories cover a wide range of fields and applications, and their relevance can be traced as far back as 24,000 BC to the first man-made piece of earthenware, and as recently as the late 1900s when ceramics and...

Nanostructural Bioceramics: Advances in Chemically Bonded Ceramics

Leif Hermansson
August 20, 2014

Biomaterials are produced in situ and in vivo in the body using mainly hydration reactions, that is, reactions between phosphates, silicates or aluminates, and water. The nanostructural integration of these biomaterials in the body is controlled by six mechanisms. The biomaterial interaction with...

Functional Cobalt Oxides: Fundamentals, Properties and Applications

Tsuyoshi Takami
August 04, 2014

This book explores why cobalt oxides have drawn interest as functional materials due to their peculiar physical properties partially originating from a rich variety of the valence and spin state of cobalt ions. The book starts with the basics of condensed matter physics and advances toward the...

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