Article - 23 Nov 2001
Materials with grain sizes in the order of a billionth of a meter are called nanomaterials, or nanocrystalline materials, which can be used for a range of structural and non-structural applications.
Article - 27 Aug 2001
Surface treatments such as ion implantation, ion beam mixing, laser processing, PVD, CVD and laser alloying are being applied to monolithic ceramic materials to improve surface properties so that they...
Article - 16 Aug 2001
Non-oxide ceramics such as silicon carbide, silicon nitride, aluminium nitride and titanium diboride posess unique properties that allow them to perform under extreme conditions.
Article - 31 Jul 2001
Diamond-like coatings are carbon films with high hardness, high resistivity and dielectric and optical properties. Deposition by plasma CVD, ion beam and closed field unbalanced magnetron sputter ion...
Article - 19 Jun 2001
The process of ion implantation is explained and how it is able to form hard, wear resistant surfaces, and ultimately extend component life times.
Article - 12 Apr 2001
This article outlines the effects on steel of the addition of elements including chromium, nickel, vanadium, molybdenum, tungsten, boron, cobalt, titanium, aluminium, manganese, and silicon.
Article - 12 Feb 2001
Boron nitride comes in two forms, hexagonal and cubic boron nitrides. Both are syntheised in different ways. Hexagonal boron nitride is similar in many ways to graphite, while cubic boron nitride...