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Materials Science and Engineering is an acclaimed scientific discipline, expanding in recent decades to surround polymers, ceramics, glass, composite materials and biomaterials. Materials science and engineering, involves the discovery and design of new materials.  Many of the most pressing scientific problems humans currently face are due to the limitations of the materials that are available and, as a result, major breakthroughs in materials science are likely to affect the future of technology significantly. Materials scientists lay stress on understanding how the history of a material influences its structure, and thus its properties and performance. All engineered products from airplanes to musical instruments, alternative energy sources related to ecologically-friendly manufacturing processes, medical devices to artificial tissues, computer chips to data storage devices and many more are made from materials. 

 

A clay material is an inorganic, non-metallic, often crystalline compound, compound or inorganic compound material. Some parts, for instance, carbon or semiconducting material, can be thought of ceramic ware production. ceramic ware materials area unit fragile, hard, and solid in pressure, feeble in cut and strain. Creative materials area unit used as a region of hardware on the grounds that, contingent upon their synthesis, they could be semi conductive, superconducting, Ferroelectric, or a setup. Composite materials have extraordinary physical or substance properties. Composite materials area unit by and huge used for structures, scaffolds, and structures, for instance, pontoon frames, natatorium boards, hustling car bodies, the foremost exceptional cases perform habitually on shuttle and flying machine in requesting things. The composite materials area unit often organized visible of lattice constituent. The numerous composite categories incorporate organic matrix composites metal matrix composites and ceramic matrix composites.

 

Biomaterials fill in as a vital segment of tissue designing. They are intended to give structural system reminiscent of local extracellular framework with a specific end goal to energize cell development and inevitable tissue recovery. Tissue building can possibly accomplish this by joining materials outline and designing with cell treatment. Biomaterials can give physical backings to built tissues and ground-breaking geographical and concoction prompts to manage cells. Biomaterials designing includes combination, preparing, and characterization of novel materials, including polymers, proteins, glasses, concretes, composites and half and halves. The exemplary worldview depends on a blend of biomaterial platforms, cells, and bioactive particles to arrange tissue development and combination inside the host condition

 

The mission of Structural Materials is to provide a forum for dissemination and active discussion of the most important advances in the fundamental and applied science of the key materials which comprise the built environment, and the societal and industrial infrastructure of the modern world. Included in this definition is the description of new techniques in materials science, engineering and manufacturing technology which can lead to the availability of innovative and sustainable new materials, structures and systems.

 

Corrosion is a natural process, which converts a refined metal to a more chemically-stable form, such as its oxide, hydroxide, or sulfide. It is the gradual destruction of materials (usual metals) by chemical and/or electrochemical reaction with their environment. Corrosion engineering is the field dedicated to controlling and stopping corrosion. In the most common use of the word, this means electrochemical oxidation of metal in reaction with an oxidant such as oxygen or sulfur. Rusting, the formation of iron oxides is a well-known example of electrochemical corrosion. Metals and alloys are materials that are typically hard, malleable, and have good electrical and thermal conductivity. Alloys are made by melting two or more elements together, at least one of them a metal. They have properties that improve those of the constituent elements, such greater strength or resistance to corrosion.

 

The technology of shaping oldest materials is called metal casting. Casting means molten metal is pouring into a mold with an orbit of the shape to be created, and allowing it to solidify. When solidified, the required metal object is taken out from the mold either by fragmentation of the mold or by taking the mold apart. The solidified object is called the casting. The metal casting industry plays a key role in all the major sectors of economy. There are castings sectors like in locomotives, cars trucks, aircraft, office buildings, factories, schools, and homes.

 

This provides new, innovative materials required for the transition to a sustainable energy system. This area includes fundamental studies into potential materials for photovoltaic, fuel cell, semiconductors for future energy uses. This area only includes research into the materials systems for present and future technologies for energy. The view of material for energy application profile is to improve the sustainable energy system and to make world identified in contributing energy.

 

Smart materials are those materials which have properties to react to changes in their environment. This means that one of their properties can be changed by an external condition such as light, pressure, temperature. So Smart Materials are defined as Materials that can significantly change their mechanical, thermal, optical, or electromagnetic properties, in a predictable or controllable manner in response to their environment" as there are many possibilities for such materials and structures in the manmade world many innovations are happening in the field of material science that are enough smart to help human beings in an any of the ways like structural health monitoring, self-repair, defence and Space, Nuclear Industries, Reducing wastes. Smart materials also have many applications in different fields of medicine and engineering and the rise in demand for the smart materials is enough to believe that there is a great scope for the smart materials in the future. Modelling, Simulation and Control of Smart Materials, Metamaterials are made from assemblies of multiple elements fashioned from composite materials such as metals or plastics. The materials are usually arranged in repeating patterns, at scales that are smaller than the wavelengths of the phenomena they influence. Metamaterials derive their properties not from the properties of the base materials, but from their newly designed structures. Their precise shape, geometry, size, orientation and arrangement gives them their smart properties capable of manipulating electromagnetic waves: by blocking, absorbing, enhancing, or bending waves, to achieve benefits that go beyond what is possible with conventional materials.

 

Recent technological breakthroughs and the desire for new functions generate an enormous demand for novel materials. Many of the well-established materials, such as metals, ceramics or plastics cannot fulfill all technological desires for the various new applications.

 

Materials Charecterization refers to a wider process by which a structure and properties of materials are checked and measured. It is a fundamental process in the field of materials science, without which no scientific understanding of engineering materials could be as curtained. Spectroscopy refers to the measurement of radiation intensity as a function of wavelength. Microscopy is the technical field of using microscopes to view objects that cannot be seen with the naked eye.   Characterization and testing of materials is essential before the use of materials. Testing of material can make the material more adaptable and durable.

 

The advancements that enabled the betterment of living standards of people in the past few decades are the result of innovations that happened through Materials Science and Materials Chemistry engineering. They are developing at a pace that is unmatchable to any other field. Materials Chemistry directs towards the architecture and amalgamation of materials of higher potential, using the concepts of Physical chemistry. These materials carry magnetic, electronic, catalytic or organic uniqueness. These inventions led to the development of upgraded fabrication techniques. Structure plays an essential role in this stream. The materials have different types of structures, beginning from the atomic level to the macro level. They include organic structures and electronic bonded structures as well. The strength of bond and structure depend on the molecular mechanics of atoms and bonds related.

 

Emerging Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage presents the state-of-art of emerging materials for energy conversion technologies (solar cells and fuel cells) and energy storage technologies (batteries, supercapacitors and hydrogen storage,  include research and development of new materials for electrochemical energy conversion and storage systems such as Lithium ion batteries, metal/air batteries and fuel cells; semiconductor materials based on metal oxides, organic materials and their combination as hybrid materials for applications in solar cells and energy efficient light sources; thermoelectric materials for conversion of heat to electricity; ceramic materials for gas separation membranes

 

Materials which can be magnetized and attracted to a magnet are termed as ferromagnetic materials. These kind of ferromagnetic materials comprise of iron, nickel, cobalt, some alloys of rare earth metals, and some naturally occurring minerals such as lodestone. Magnetic Smart Materials also have medical applications and it is predictable that they will increase in the future. Examples are carrying medications to exact locations within the body and the use as a contrasting agent for MRI scans, evaluating the risk of organ damage in hereditary hemochromatosis, defining the dose of iron chelator drugs mandatory for patients with thalassemia, and Now-a-days Scientists are also occupied on the advancement of synthetic magnetic particles which can be inoculated into the human body for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Spintronic, also known as spin electronics or fluxtronics, is the study of the intrinsic spin of the electron and its related magnetic moment, in addition to its vital electronic charge, in solid-state devices.

 

Polymers will be the material of the new thousand years and the creation of polymeric parts i.e. green, vitality productive, superb, low-estimated and high supportability, and so on will guarantee the openness of the best arrangements round the globe. Manufactured polymers have since quite a while assumed a generally essential part in display day restorative practice. Polymers are currently a noteworthy materials utilized as a part of numerous modern applications. The expectation of their conduct relies upon our comprehension of these intricate frameworks. Polymerization and polymer handling systems in this way requires atomic displaying methods. As occurs in every single test science, comprehension of complex physical marvels requires displaying the framework by concentrating on just those angles that are as far as anyone knows pertinent to the watched conduct. Once a reasonable model has been recognized, it must be approved by comprehending it and contrasting its forecasts and investigations. Settling the model as a rule requires approximations.

 

Instrumentation technology refers to devices that measure or control pressure, flow, currents and speed for gas, electrical, chemical and other systems. Instrumentation technology programs prepare students for careers installing, maintaining and repairing control equipment used in a variety of industries. The industrial application of electricity required instruments to measure current, voltage, and resistance. Analytical methods, using such instruments as the microscope and the spectroscope, became increasingly important; the latter instrument, which analyzes by wave length the light radiation given off by incandescent substances, began to be used to identify the composition of chemical substances and stars.

 

Glass Science and Technology Session deals with the fundamental topics, latest developments/ applications in the glass science and technology including glass Physics, glass chemistry, Glass Engineering Technology,  glass formation, crystallization and phase separation. A detailed discussion of glass structure models with emphasis on the oxygen balance model can also be included. Discussions about  important properties of glasses, including physical, optical, electrical, chemical and mechanical properties, and new to this edition, water in glasses and melts, compositions and properties of commercial glasses and thermal analysis of glasses and melts.

 

Nanotechnology is the handling of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale.  The interesting aspect about nanotechnology is that the properties of many materials alter when the size scale of their dimensions approaches nanometers. Materials scientists and engineers work to understand those property changes and utilize them in the processing and manufacture of materials at the nanoscale level. The field of materials science covers the discovery, characterization, properties, and use of nanoscale materials. Nanomaterials research takes a materials science-based approach to nanotechnology, influencing advances in materials metrology and synthesis which have been developed in support of microfabrication research. Materials with structure at the nanoscale level o have unique optical, electronic, or mechanical properties. Although much of nanotechnology's potential still remains un-utilized, investment in the field is booming.

 

Graphene was the first 2D material to be isolated. Graphene and other two-dimensional materials have a long list of unique properties that have made it a hot topic for intense scientific research and the development of technological applications. These also have huge potential in their own right or in combination with Graphene. The extraordinary physical properties of Graphene and other 2D materials have the potential to both enhance existing technologies and also create a range of new applications. Pure Graphene has an exceptionally wide range of mechanical, thermal and electrical properties. Graphene can also greatly improve the thermal conductivity of a material improving heat dissipation. In applications which require very high electrical conductivity Graphene can either be used by itself or as an additive to other materials. Even in very low concentrations Graphene can greatly enhance the ability of electrical charge to flow in a material. Graphene’s ability to store electrical energy at very high densities is exceptional. This attribute, added to its ability to rapidly charge and discharge, makes it suitable for energy storage applications.

 

Nanotechnology is becoming a crucial driving force behind innovation in medicine and healthcare, with a range of advances including nanoscale therapeutics, biosensors, implantable devices, drug delivery systems, and imaging technologies. Accurate and early diagnosis of disease remains one of the greatest challenges of modern medicine. As with any advance in diagnostics, the ultimate goal is to enable physicians to identify a disease as early as possible. Nanotechnology is expected to make diagnosis possible at the cellular and even the sub-cellular level with enhanced imaging techniques and high-performance sensors. Nanotechnology can be used to develop devices that indicate when those markers appear in the body and that deliver agents to reverse premalignant changes or to kill those cells that have the potential to become malignant.

 

The most interesting about nanotechnology is that materials have a property of changing size scale of their dimensions into nanometres. New techniques to create Nano phase materials have arisen in the development of new class of materials. For instance, a Nano phase material with an average grain size of 5nm has about 50% of the atoms within the first two nearest neighbour planes of a grain boundary in which significant displacements from normal lattice positions are displaced. The basic idea being to produce new disordered solid which contains a high density of defect cores whose 50% or more of the atoms reside in the core of the defects.

 

Graphenated Carbon Nanotubes are a new hybrid that combines graphitic foliates grown with sidewalls of bamboo style CNTs. It has a high surface area with a 3D framework of CNTs coupled with high edge density of graphene. Chemical modification of carbon nanotubes are covalent and non-covalent modifications due to their hydrophobic nature and improve adhesion to a bulk polymer through chemical attachment. Applications of the carbon nanotubes are composite fibre, cranks, baseball bats, Microscope probes, tissue engineering, energy storage, super capacitor etc. Nanotubes are categorized as single-walled and multi-walled nanotubes with related structures.

 

Nanotechnologies provide essential improvement potentials for the development of both conventional energy sources (fossil and nuclear fuels) and renewable energy sources like geothermal energy, sun, wind, water, tides or biomass. Nano-coated, wear resistant drill probes, for example, allow the optimization of lifespan and efficiency of systems for the development of oil and natural gas deposits or geothermal energy and thus the saving of costs. The conversion of primary energy sources into electricity, heat and kinetic energy requires utmost efficiency. Efficiency increases, especially in fossil-fired gas and steam power plants, could help avoid considerable amounts of carbon dioxide emissions.

 

Graphene is an atomic-scale honeycomb lattice made of carbon atoms. Graphene is undoubtedly emerging as one of the most promising nanomaterials because of its unique combination of superb properties, which opens a way for its exploitation in a wide spectrum of applications ranging from electronics to optics, sensors, and biodevices. However, it is only a forerunner to the larger family of 2D materials that has gradually made its presence felt in several different disciplines. Today, scientists have at their disposal, an entire zoology of materials with quite different properties, ranging from metals to semiconductors, from atomic crystals to 2D composite layers with complex stoichiometry, and from highly inert compounds to exceptionally active catalysts. This has kindled intense and extremely varied research activities encompassing both fundamental studies and technological applications.