Mechanical properties of nanostructured materials and nanocomposites: symposium held December 1-5, 2003, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

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Materials Research Society, 2004 - Science - 410 pages
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Nanostructured materials and nanocomposites exhibiting unique functional and structural properties have the potential for revolutionary impact on technological progress in the 21st century. Of particular interest, from both fundamental and applied viewpoints, is the outstanding deformation behavior of nanostructured materials and nanocomposites. In the past decade, tremendous investments in time, energy and resources have been made to learn, control and design materials at the nanoscale level for highly desired mechanical properties in metals, alloys, polymers, ceramics and their composite systems, using advanced technologies of their synthesis, processing and characterization. This volume provides a critical, up-to-date review and discussion on science and technology of nanostructured materials and nanocomposites. Special focus is placed on a fundamental understanding of the relationships between their fabrication, structure, strength and ductility. The volume contains selected papers on nanoscience and nanoengineering of bulk and composite materials, thick coatings and thin films with enhanced mechanical properties for structural and functional applications. Progress in a wide range of applications for these new materials crucially depends on the development of new fabrication and processing technologies, along with a fundamental understanding of the relationship between the structure and properties.

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Contents

Mechanical Properties of a Cryomilled Nanostructured
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Fatigue Crack Growth and Fracture Toughness
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Mechanical Properties of Superhard Nanocomposites With
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