Porous Metals with Directional Pores, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 4431540172
  • ISBN-13: 9784431540175
  • DDC: 620.116
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 284 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book reviews the recent development of fabrication methods and various properties of lotus-type porous metals and their applications. The nucleation and growth mechanism of the directional pores in metals are discussed in comparison with a model experiment of carbon dioxide pores in ice. Three casting techniques are introduced to produce not only metals and alloys but also intermetallic compounds, semiconductors, and ceramics: mold casting, continuous zone melting, and continuous casting. The latter has merits for mass production of lotus metals to control porosity, pore size and pore direction. Furthermore, anisotropic behavior of elastic, mechanical properties, thermal and electrical conductivity, magnetic properties, and biocompatibility are introduced as peculiar features of lotus metals.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Various Fabrication Methods of Cellular Metals and Foamed Metals.
3: Fabrication Methods of Porous Metals with Directional Pores.
4: Nucleation and Growth Mechanism of Pores in Metals.
5: Control of Pore Size and Porosity in Lotus-Type Porous Metals.
6: Details of Fabrication Techniques of Various Lotus Metals and Alloys, Lotus Intermetallic Compounds, Lotus Semiconductors, and Lotus Ceramics.
7: Mechanical Properties of Lotus Metals and Alloys.
8: Various Physical and Chemical Properties of Lotus Metals.
9: Processing of Lotus Metals.
10: Various Applications of Lotus Metals.
11: Summary.
About the Author.