In recent years an increasing interest has been devoted to nanostructured composites. This attention is largely due to exciting possible applications ranging from new catalysts to the preparation of nanocomposites ceramics, with significant improvements in their properties.
This book provides a comprehensive survey of French contributions to the synthesis of nano-sized powders and the production of nano-structures Silicon-Based composites by liquid-phase sintering using nano-sized powders where interfaces play a decisive role for the evolution of properties. It focuses on a series of identical materials including preparation conditions, physical and chemical analysis, preparation and mechanical property determination of silicon-based nanocomposites.
Edited by well-known experts in the field of research, the content of Nanostructured Silicon-Based Powders and Composites is very detailed and strongly interdisciplinary and will be valuable for a broad readership in research and education.
"[A] very detailed, comprehensive review of the synthesis, structural characterization, and mechanical properties of laser-synthesized silicon-based nanocomposites. … A strong point of the text is that the uniformity of the preparation and characterization techniques employed provide a means of independently studying the effects of preparation conditions. … Strengths of the text include the expertise of the contributing authors, the high quality of the research, and the extensive reference lists provided with each chapter."
- MRS Bulletin, Vol. 30, January 2005
"[T]he book does an admirable job of covering all relevant information at a level accessible to readers with some general background in solid state physics. … [T]he book surveys an important class of materials, including their preparation, characterization, and physical properties. … [It] provides a solid foundation … . "
- E-Streams, Vol. 7, No. 1
Objectives and State-of-the-Art Nanocomposites. Laser Synthesis of Nanosized Powders. Thermal Behavior of AS-Formed Silicon-Based Nanopowders. Structure of Some Nanopowders and Micro/Nano Composites By Transmission Electron Microscopy. From Short to Long Range Order: Structural Organization of Silicon-Based Nanopowders. Conductivity and dielectric Properties of Si/C Nanopowders. Processing and Tailoring of Based Nanocomposites. Mechanical Properties. Theoretical Investigations of Si/C/N Based Alloys.