This book, the first dedicated to this exciting and rapidly growing field, enables readers to understand and prepare high-quality, high-performance TiNi shape memory alloys (SMAs). It covers the properties, preparation and characterization of TiNi SMAs, with particular focus on the latest technologies and applications in MEMS and biological devices. Basic techniques and theory are covered to introduce new-comers to the subject, whilst various sub-topics, such as film deposition, characterization, post treatment, and applying thin films to practical situations, appeal to more informed readers. Each chapter is written by expert authors, providing an overview of each topic and summarizing all the latest developments, making this an ideal reference for practitioners and researchers alike.
Author: American Society for Testing and Materials
Publisher: ASTM International
Category: Technology & Engineering
Recent advances in the mechanical properties of structural films are described in these papers from a November 2000 symposium held in Orlando, Florida. Papers are organized in sections on fracture and fatigue of structural films, elastic behavior and residual stress in thin films, tensile testing of
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 mechanical and functional properties of thin films and coatings, while the third volume explores the cutting-edge organic nanostructured devices used to produce clean energy. This second volume, Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings: Functional Properties, focuses on functional properties (i.e., optical, electronic, and electrical) and related devices and applications. It also addresses topics such as: Large-scale fabrication of functional thin films using nanoarchitecture via chemical routes Fabrication and characterization of SiC nanostructured/nanocomposite films Low-dimensional nanocomposite fabrication and its applications Optical and optoelectronic properties of silicon nanocrystals embedded in SiO2 matrix Electrical properties of silicon nanocrystals embedded in amorphous SiO2 matrix Optical aspects of properties and applications of sol-gel-derived nanostructured thin films Controllably micro/nanostructured films and devices Thin-film shape memory alloy for microsystem applications A complete resource, this handbook provides the detailed explanations that newcomers need, as well as the latest cutting-edge research and data for experts. Covering a wide range of mechanical and functional technologies, including those used in clean energy, these books also feature figures, tables, and images that will aid research and help professionals acquire and maintain a solid grasp of this burgeoning field. The Handbook of Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings is composed of this volume and two others: Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings: Mechanical Properties Organic Nanostructured Thin Film Devices and Coatings for Clean Energy
This volume contains the proceedings of the International Conference on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies and Shape Memory Materials (SMST-SMM 2001) which was held in Kunming, China, on the 2-6 September, 2001. This built on the SMST and SMM international conference series; thus making the present conference more international, and fostering a lively cross-fertilization to promote developments in both materials themselves and in their applications. The proceedings comprise 131 papers which cover all aspects of shape memory materials (SMM), and the application of shape memory and superelastic technologies (SMST). The main topics covered are: medical applications of Nitinol, and related issues concerning its bio-performance and surface modification, as well as industrial applications of NiTi-, Cu- and Fe-based shape memory alloys; developments in fabrication and property improvement and the novel exploitation of various traditional and newly-emerging shape memory materials including NiTi-based, Cu-based, Fe-based and high-temperature shape memory alloys, as well as thin-film, porous, composite, magnetic and other materials.
Written in a versatile, contemporary style that will benefit both novice and expert alike, Biological and Biomedical Coatings Handbook, Two-Volume Set covers the state of the art in the development and implementation of advanced thin films and coatings in the biological field. Consisting of two volumes—Processing and Characterization and Applications—this handbook details the latest understanding of advances in the design and performance of biological and biomedical coatings, covering a vast array of material types, including bio-ceramics, polymers, glass, chitosan, and nanomaterials. Contributors delve into a wide range of novel techniques used in the manufacture and testing of clinical applications for coatings in the medical field, particularly in the emerging area of regenerative medicine. Building on the theoretical and methodological fundamentals of coatings as presented in the first volume, Applications covers: Biological/biomedical implants and other applications of carbon-based materials Control of drug release from coatings MIcrofluidic and biosensing/bioactive coatings and applications Surfaces and coatings of orthopedic, dental, and other implants Sol–gel-derived hydroxyapatite coatings on metallic implants Impedance spectroscopy With chapters authored by world experts at the forefront of research in their respective areas, this timely set provides searing insights and practical information to explore a subject that is fundamental to the success of biotechnological pursuits.