This book is a compilation of papers presented at Symposium 4, Materials Characterization, held at the XVIII International Materials Research Congress 2009 in Cancun, Mexico. The symposium was co-organized by the Sociedad Mexicana de Materiales (MRS-Mexico) and the Materials Research Society (MRS). These proceedings offer materials scientists from around the world a common platform to exchange their findings and discuss developments, and begin collaborations at the national and international levels. Topics include: materials characterization by X-ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy; characterization of pipeline steels used in the oil industry; characterization of nanostructured materials; microstructural characterization of welding and joining of materials; materials characterization for biomedical applications; materials characterization for industrial applications; materials characterization by photoacoustic and photoluminescence techniques; and microstructural characterization of stainless steels.
Table of Contents
Preface; Materials Research Society symposium proceedings; Part I. Materials Characterization by X-ray Diffraction, Infrared Spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy; Part II. Characterization of Pipeline Steels Used in the Oil Industry; Part III. Characterization of Nanostructured Materials; Part IV. Microstructural Characterization of Welding and Joining of Materials; Part V. Materials Characterization for Biomedical Applications; Part VI. Materials Characterization for Industrial Applications; Part VII. Materials Characterization by Photoacoustic and Photoluminescence Techniques; Part VIII. Microstructural Characterization of Stainless Steels; Author index; Subject index.