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Journal of Superhard Materials

Journal of Superhard Materials

Editor-in-Chief: V.Z Turkevich

ISSN: 1063-4576 (print version)
ISSN: 1934-9408 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11961

Special Issue: Theory of Superhard Materials

The exciting field of superhard materials is strongly related to high pressure, as many of the novel superhard materials are discovered through the application of pressure.

This issue is dedicated to the latest theoretical advances in the understanding and prediction of materials’ hardness, and theoretical search for novel superhard phases. Given the technical complexity of high-pressure experiment, theory is becoming a necessary instrument in the design of superhard materials and allows one to judge controversial results. We hope that the emerging theoretical methods in this field will attract an increasing attention throughout the high-pressure community.

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    Journal of Superhard Materials  presents up-to-date results of basic and applied research on production, properties, and applications of superhard materials and related tools. It publishes the results of fundamental research on physicochemical processes of forming and growth of single-crystal, polycrystalline, and dispersed materials, diamond and diamond-like films; developments of methods for spontaneous and controlled synthesis of superhard materials and methods for static, explosive and epitaxial synthesis. The focus of the journal is large single crystals of synthetic diamonds; elite grinding powders and micron powders of synthetic diamonds and cubic boron nitride; polycrystalline and composite superhard materials based on diamond and cubic boron nitride; diamond and carbide tools for highly efficient metal-working, boring, stone-working, coal mining and geological exploration; articles of ceramic; polishing pastes for high-precision optics; precision lathes for diamond turning; technologies of precise machining of metals, glass, and ceramics. The journal covers all fundamental and technological aspects of synthesis, characterization, properties, devices and applications of these materials. The journal welcomes manuscripts from all countries in the English language.

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    Original Edition Copyright © 2010 by the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, V. Bakul Institute for Superhard Materials of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

    Copyright © 2010 by Allerton Press, Inc.

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