Instabilities And Self-organization In Materials: Volume I: Fundamentals of Nanoscience, Volume II…

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byNasr Ghoniem, Daniel Walgraef

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In materials, critical phenomena such as phase transitions, plastic deformation and fracture are intimately related to self-organization. Understanding the origin of spatio-temporal order in systems far from thermal equilibrium and the selection mechanisms of spatial structures and theirsymmetries is a major theme of present day research on the structure of continuous matter. Furthermore, the development of methods for producing spatially-ordered and self-assembled microstructure in solids by non-equilibrium methods opens the door to many technological applications. There is anincreasing demand for a better understanding of new materials from a more fundamental point of view. In order to describe and understand the behavior of such materials, dynamical concepts related to non-equilibrium phenomena, irreversible thermodynamics, nonlinear dynamics, and bifurcation theory,are required. The generic presence of defects and their crucial influence on pattern formation and critical phenomena in extended systems is now well-established. Similar to observations in hydrodynamical, liquid crystal, and laser systems, defects in materials have a profound effect. We found itthus timely to develop a unified presentation of tools, concepts, and methods that are useful to material scientists and engineers. Although specialized treatments of various topics covered in this book are available, we feel that a comprehensive approach may give the reader a higher vantage point.Hence, emphasis is placed on combining the basic physical, mathematical and computational aspects with technological applications within the material's life-cycle, from processing, degradation to eventual failure. The book is divided into two volumes. The first volume is devoted to the most basic concepts of the physics, mechanics and mathematical theory utilized in the analysis of non-equilibrium materials. The reader is exposed to a rigorous background on material deformation, defect theory, transportprocesses, and the statistical mechanics and thermodynamics of phase transitions. Mathematical concepts of non-linear dynamics, such as bifurcation and instability theory, the dynamics of complex systems near pattern forming instabilities, the generic aspects of pattern formation, selection andstability are presented. Stochastic and numerical methods used in this field are also introduced. The methods and techniques developed in the first volume are applied in the second volume to specific problems in various advanced technologies. These applications include plastic and fractureinstabilities, interfacial morphological instabilities in solidification, crystal growth, electro-deposition, surface instabilities in laser, plasma and chemical vapor processing, and material aging instabilities under irradiation and chemical corrosion attack.

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In materials, critical phenomena such as phase transitions, plastic deformation and fracture are intimately related to self-organization. Understanding the origin of spatio-temporal order in systems far from thermal equilibrium and the selection mechanisms of spatial structures and theirsymmetries is a major theme of present day resear...

Nasr M. Ghoniem University of California Distinguished Professor Vice Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engr. Dept. and Professor, Materials Science and Engr. Dept UCLA Daniel Walgraef Director of Research, Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research Brussels
Format:PaperbackDimensions:1232 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 2.91 inPublished:February 12, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Volume 11. Introduction2. Material Deformation3. Elastic Theory of Defects4. Transport Phenomena5. Equilibrium Phase Transitions6. Non-equilibrium Phase Transitions7. Bifurcations and Instabilities8. Instabilities in Reaction-Diffusion Dynamics9. Amplitude Equations and Pattern Formation10. Computer Simulation MethodsAppendicesVolume 21. Benefits and Perils of Instabilities and Self-Organization2. Phase Instabilities and Patterns3. Radiation-Induced Instabilities4. Surface Roughening, Patterns and Cracks5. Self-Organization of Surface Atoms6. Laser-Induced Deformation of Thin Films7. Mechanical Instabilities8. Instabilities in Solidification and Electrodeposition9. ConclusionsAppendices

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`The topic of instabilities and self-organization is rich in theoretical interest and practical motivation, and it is timely.'Robert Rudd, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory