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Frontiers in Materials Research

Fujikawa, Yasunori, Nakajima, Kazuo, Sakurai, Toshio (Eds.)

2008, XXI, 320 p.

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    • Covers the major developments in materials science
    • Integrates materials science, physics, materials processing
    • Contains chapters on materials analysis by nano- and microprobe methods
    • Offers a comprehensive survey of the trends in materials science
    • First chapter written by Nobel laureate Helmut Rohrer

This book covers recent progress in advanced materials research as reviewed by forefront researchers in contributions which would also be suitable for researchers and postgraduates in a related field. It starts with comprehensive reviews of exotic materials for electronic devices, such as wide gap semiconductors and organic materials. They are followed by recent topics on eco- and bio-friendly materials, which attract more and more attention in the materials research community. Atomic scale characterization and control of nanostructured materials are discussed in later chapters that review the general possibilities for precise control of structures and properties in the developments of advanced materials.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » LEEM - PED - REM - STEM - STM - biomedical applications - cells - electron microscopy - electronics - microscopy - sintering - thin film - tomography - transmission electron microscopy

Related subjects » Biophysics & Biological Physics - Materials - Mechanical Engineering - Nanotechnology - Optical & Electronic Materials - Surfaces, Interfaces, Thin Films, Corrosion, Coatings

Table of contents 

Novel Materials for Electronics.- Science, for the Benefit of Mankind.- Trends of Condensed Matter Science: A Personal View.- Measurements and Mechanisms of Single-Molecule Conductance Switching.- Exploration of Oxide Semiconductor Electronics Through Parallel Synthesis of Epitaxial Thin Films.- Epitaxial Growth and Transport Properties of High-Mobility ZnO-Based Heterostructures.- A Scaling Behavior of Anomalous Hall Effect in Cobalt Doped TiO2.- Synthesis, Phase Diagram, and Evolution of Electronic Properties in LixZrNCl Superconductors.- Ambipolar Tetraphenylpyrene (TPPy) Single-Crystal Field-Effect Transistor with Symmetric and Asymmetric Electrodes.- Bulk Zinc Oxide and Gallium Nitride Crystals by Solvothermal Techniques.- Materials for Ecological and Biological Systems.- High-Quality Si Multicrystals with Same Grain Orientation and Large Grain Size by the Newly Developed Dendritic Casting Method for High-Efficiency Solar Cell Applications.- Growth of High-Quality Polycrystalline Si Ingot with Same Grain Orientation by Using Dendritic Casting Method.- Floating Cast Method as a New Growth Method of Silicon Bulk Multicrystals for Solar Cells.- Dehydriding Reaction of Hydrides Enhanced by Microwave Irradiation.- Mechanically Multifunctional Properties and Microstructure of New Beta-Type Titanium Alloy, Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr, for Biomedical Applications.- Precise Control of Microscopic and Complex Systems.- Atom Probe Tomography at The University of Sydney.- A Study on Age Hardening in Cu-Ag Alloys by Transmission Electron Microscopy.- Rubber-Like Entropy Elasticity of a Glassy Alloy [1].- Formation and Mechanical Properties of Bulk Glassy and Quasicrystalline Alloys in Zr-Al-Cu-Ti System.- Fabrication and Characterization of Metallic Glassy Matrix Composite Reinforced with ZrO2 Particulate by Spark Plasma Sintering Process.- Nucleation and Growth of Thin Pentacene Films Studied by LEEM and STM.- Mechanism of Chiral Growth of 6, 13-Pentacenequinone Films on Si (111).- GaN Integration on Si via Symmetry-Converted Silicon-on-Insulator.- Functional Probes for Scanning Probe Microscopy.

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