Jose Ignacio Huertas

Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher EducationMexico

Mechanical engineer from Los Andes University, Colombia (1988). Doctor of Science from Washington University, St. Louis, USA (1997). Associate professor at Los Andes University until 2002. Currently, full time professor at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico. Has formed and leaded the Energy Research Group in Colombia and the Automotive Engineering Research Center-CIMA in Mexico. Has published more than 45 papers mainly related to energy and air pollution. Has graduated 6 PhD and 61 MSc. students. Has completed 90 research projects financed by private companies and governmental institutions. Currently works as researcher of the Energy and Climate Change Research Group of the School of Science and Engineering at Tecnológico de Monterrey. Is member of the national system of researcher in both Mexico and Colombia.

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Nanophase materials are single-phase or multiphase polycrystals, with dimensions of the order of 1-100 nm. As grain size decreases down to the nanometer-size range, nanophase metals generally get stronger and harder, while nanophase ceramics show ductility, even superplasticity, at lower temperatures than conventional brittle ceramics. This book describes a novel method for the production of high purity, unagglomerated nano-particulates of tungsten and tungsten titanium alloys by flame synthesis. W-Ti nano-sized alloys have a combination of high strength (800-1000 MPa), high ductility (10-30%), good e1ectrical and thermal conductivity, corrosion resistance, and excellent machinability. Current applications for W and W-Ti inc1ude radiation shields, lighting components, ignition electrode materials, catalysts in the chemical industry, alloying elements for high speed steels, sputter targets in VLSI chip technology, and sport related parts.

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