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Solid State Physics


Quantum Mechanics Crystallography Condensed Matter Metastable Non-equilibrium routes Electron microscopes Tensile test Compression test Wear Friction Semiconductors Electromagnetism

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Solid state physics is the field of science which deals about the behavior of solid matters in terms of physical metallurgy. Quantum mechanism, crystallography, and electromagnetism. The concept of solid state physics are currently being applied in all the electronic parts which is a boon for the electronic industries. The parts made up of solid matters are under the categories of amorphous materials / bulk metallic glasses / non-equilibrium materials. The solid state materials are exhibiting interesting properties which are higher strength, hardness, more elastic strain limit, outstanding corrosion & wear resistance. In addition, the solid state materials are usually having unique physical, thermal, magnetic, and electrical properties which triggered to apply these materials into structural or functional applications. Further, these materials are possessing macroscopically homogeneous, isotropic, and superior plastic deformation ability. Therefore, to investigate and demonstrate more in the field of solid state physics, the present book is targeted to bridge all the scientific people who are all working in this field. The author’s can contribute their work on various synthesis routes, characterizations techniques used for solid state materials, mechanical behaviour, surface behaviour, and tribological behavior.

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Date completed: September 10th 2018

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Deadline for full chapters: November 30th 2018

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Expected publication date: April 19th 2019

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Subbarayan Sivasankaran

Qassim University

Dr. S.Sivasankaran is a faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Qassim University. He has completed his Ph.D degree in Production Engineering (Manufacturing Technology – Nanocomposite Materials) from National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India. He has passed his Bachelor Degree of Mechanical Engineering in First Class with Distinction under University of Madras, India. He did his M. Tech in Manufacturing Technology in first Class with Distinction from Department of Production Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India. After his doctoral degree, he has worked as Associate Professor in KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology (KPRIET), Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India. He has established advanced materials research laboratory and entrepreneurship development cell in KPRIET. He has received more research and seminar grants from Government of India. Further, he has served as Associate Professor in Hawassa University, East Africa from October 2014 to February 2016 where he has developed B.Sc-Industrial Engineering, M.Sc-Industrial Engineering & Management, and M.Sc-Manufacturing Technology curricula. He has published more than 50 research articles in refereed international journals in which 20 articles published in Elsevier, national journal and conferences. He has a Scopus h-index of 9 and research gate score of 23.03. He is acting as a reviewer for more than 10 refereed international journals (Elsevier). He has organized more than 10 national and international level workshops. He has experience in synthesis, characterization and mechanical behavior of Nanocomposites through high-energy ball milling (Powder Metallurgy process), manufacturing of Aluminium based metal matrix composites through stir-casting technique, processing of materials via sever plastic deformation (SPD) techniques, Friction stir processing, Materials Characterization using optical microscopy, XRD, SEM, TEM, microhardness measurement, Wear behavior, Machining behavior of composite materials, Modelling using Artificial Neural Network, Fuzzy logic, Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) and Optimization using Taguchi design of experiments. Finally, his research interests are: Nanocomposites; Mechanical Alloying; Powder Metallurgy; Stir-casting; Advanced welding; 3D Printing; Metal matrix composites; Polymer matrix composites; Mechanical behavior; Machining behaviour; Advanced characterization techniques; Optimization and modeling.

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