This book explains the formation of biofilm on materials surfaces in an industrial setting. The authors describe new developments in understanding of biofilm formation, detection, and control from the viewpoint of materials science and engineering. The book details the range of issues caused by biofilm formation and the variety of affected industries.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS). Innovation in Materials Science - 2 reinforces the adage of John Dismukes that, Scientific Technology has progressively displaced Empirical Technology, as the primary driver and basis for increasing economic development over the last four centuries. Technical inventions, and innovations based upon technical ideas, remain the basic drivers for wealth-creation. However, the areas of current materials research have changed considerably between 2008, when the first volume was published, and now (2012). The collection of articles in Volume 2 reflects this change. An index of the articles published in the earlier collection, Innovation in Materials Science (2008 doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.380) is also provided in order to comprehend the considerable changes which have occurred in the landscape of materials research over the past four years.
Combinatorial Methods and Informatics in Materials Science Volume 894
Combinatorial and high-throughput experimental approaches and related informatics, modeling and data-mining methods have permitted researchers to accelerate the pace at which new, complex materials and device systems are discovered, optimized and understood. Today, the development and application of these revolutionary approaches continue to grow and diversify. This book offers an international, interdisciplinary perspective for scientists and engineers interested in combinatorial, high-throughput and advanced informatics approaches to materials research. The range of disciplines includes materials science; chemistry; physics; electrical, chemical and mechanical engineering; materials modeling; and data systems engineering. Presentations share successful studies, and illuminate current and emerging challenges in areas including: the design and fabrication of combinatorial libraries for materials and devices; high-throughput characterization methods for such systems; automation of instrumentation and data analysis; advanced modeling and data mining techniques for rapid materials design and properties prediction; and data system design and software for combinatorial workflows.
Advances in Energy Environment and Materials Science
The 2016 International Conference on Energy, Environment and Materials Science (EEMS 2016) took place on July 29-31, 2016 in Singapore. EEMS 2016 has been a meeting place for innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of energy and environment research. The primary goal of the conference is to promote research and developmental activities in energy and environment research and further to promote scientific information exchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working all around the world. The conference will be organized every year making it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in energy, environment and materials science and related areas.
Biofilms are ubiquitous, yet until recently scientists and engineers involved in biofilm research or application had a severely limited insight into the structure and functioning of biofilms on a microbial level. However the past decade has seen an explosion of new techniques to elucidate the structure and functions of biofilms, e.g. molecular probes, microsensors, scanning electron microscopy, and a new generation of mathematical models. These proceedings provide a unique panorama of the latest scientific tools, the emerging new concepts and the widespread applications that are making microbial ecology of biofilms such an exciting field. These genuinely state-of-the-art papers lay foundations for great progress in the next century.
I. Application of Electrochemical Techniques to Various Corrosion Problems. II. Photoelectrochemistry and Electrochemical Noise. III. Studies of Organic and Inorganic Coatings. IV. Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy. V. Electrochemical Aspects of Localized Corrosion. VI. Novel and Combined Techniques for Corrosion Research. VIl. Corrosion of Steel in Concrete.