The Concise Encyclopedia of Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis: History, Theory, Technology, and Products helps students and scientists understand the fundamental concepts behind self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS). SHS-based technologies provide valuable alterations to traditional methods of material fabrication, such as powder metallurgy, conventional and force sintering, casting, extrusion, high isostatic pressure sintering, and others. The book captures the whole spectrum of the chemistry, physics, reactions, materials, and processes of self-propagating high-temperature synthesis.
This book is an indispensable resource not only to scientists working in the field of SHS, but also to researchers in multidisciplinary fields such as chemical engineering, metallurgy, material science, combustion, explosion, and the chemistry of solids.
- Written by high-level experts in the field from 20 different countries, along with editors who are founders of the field
- Covers 169 topics in the field of SHS
- Features new phenomena, such as acoustics and high-energy reactions in combustion synthesis
- Provides an overview of many aspects of the constructive application of the combustion phenomenon, for example, in the fabrication of advanced materials
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Introduction and historical survey
Chemistry of combustion synthesis
Combustion synthesis reactions
Combustion synthesis materials
Processes at combustion synthesis
New phenomena in combustion synthesis
Prof. Inna P. Borovinskaya is one of the authors of the scientific discovery "The phenomenon of wave localization of auto-inhibited solid phase reactions ("The Phenomenon of Solid Flame) which gave rise to the development of the scientific direction of self-propagating high-temperature synthesis. In 1987, together with the group headed by A.G. Merzhanov, she started working in the newly established Institute of Structural Macrokinetics and Materials Science (ISMAN). The laboratory of SHS problems and some other laboratories were transformed into the SHS Research Center headed by Prof. I.P. Borovinskaya. Her research interests include chemistry and experimental diagnostics of mechanisms of SHS processes, material science and technology of SHS products, and development of advanced inorganic materials. Among the remarkable results achieved by Prof. I.P. Borovinskaya and her co-authors during the fruitful work on the subject are those on combustion mechanism of metals in nitrogen, fundamental regularities in filtration combustion of porous solids in reactive gas, synthesis of nitrides (including new compounds and phases), new displays of unstable combustion, for example, front auto-oscillation and spin waves, chemical routes of SHS reactions, development of SHS technologies of simple and composite refractory compounds, production of nitride ceramics in SHS gas-static reactors, forced SHS densification of hard alloys, etc. Some of her results were realized on an industrial scale in Russia and abroad. Prof. I.P. Borovinskaya is the author of more than 200 scientific works and the holder of over 100 patents. She is a member of the Academic Council of ISMAN and some Academic Councils of other research institutes and a member of editorial boards of journals. She is an honorary professor of Wuhan Polytechnic Institute (1983) and Harbin Institute of Technology (1995). In 2002 she became an academician of the World Academy of Ceramics (WAC). In 1996 she was awarded the National Prize of the Russian Federation and in 1999 received the Order of Friendship for the discovery and development of SHS. In 1980 she became a laureate of the National Prize of Armenia for her active participation in various directions of SHS and its industrial implementation. Prof. I.P. Borovinskaya was awarded the International Ceramic Prize - 2008 for fundamental studies in SHS as well as other medals and honorary awards of various countries.
Gromov, Alexander A.
Prof. Alexander Gromov is currently working at the Process Engineering Faculty, Nuremberg Technical University Georg Simon Ohm, Nuremberg, Germany. He obtained his academic degrees from Bijsk Technologic Institute (1998, Chem.Eng.) and Tomsk Polytechnic University (2000, PhD). Since 2001 he has worked at Tomsk Polytechnic University (Russia), University of Ulsan (South Korea), and Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and Fraunhofer Institute of Chemical Technology (Germany). He was a visiting professor at the Aerospace Engineering Department of Milan Polytechnic University in 2011-2013 before obtaining the Humboldt Grant for Experienced Researchers and moving to Nuremberg Technical University George Simon Ohm in 2013. Prof. Gromov has authored over 100 scientific publications and several books and has received numerous scientific awards, including the Russian Academy of Science Medal in 2009. He is also a member of the European Committee of the "Global Energy Prize."
Levashov, Evgeny A.
Prof. Evgeny Alexandrovich Levashov has served as Head of the Division of Powder Metallurgy and Functional Coatings since 2003, and since 1989, Head of the Scientific-Educational Center of SHS (SHS-Center MISiS-ISMAN), the National University of Science and Technology "MISiS, Moscow, Russia. He received a PhD (1987) in Powder Metallurgy and Composite Materials from the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys (MISiS) and a Dr.Sc. (1996) in Chemical Physics, Physics of Combustion and Explosion, and became Professor (1997) on specialty "Powder Metallurgy and Composite Materials. His research interests include materials science, self-propagating high-temperature synthesis, powder metallurgy, plasma surface engineering, pulsed electrospark deposition, nanostructured ceramics, multicomponent functional coatings, biocompatible materials, and characterization of mechanical and tribological properties. His numerous awards and honors include a NATO Research Award, several European Program of Scientific Integration (EPSI) "Eureka Awards, and a Collaborative Linkage Grant NATO-Russia. He is an Honorary Dr. of Engineering of Colorado School of Mines, USA (2007), Full Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Science (2001), and Honorary Inventor of Moscow City (2013). He has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Russian Journal of Nonferrous Metals (2001-present), an Editor-in-Chief of the Russian Journal "Izvestiya Vuzov. Powder Metallurgy and Functional Coatings (2016-present), and is a member of several international journal boards. He is a member of the European Joint Committee for Plasma and Ion Surface Engineering (2006-present), member of the Int. Advisory Committee on FGM (1998-present), and a member of the Int. Committee of SHS (1996-present), among others. He has published more than 650 articles in refereed journals, 14 books, and 98 patents, and has given more than 350 international conference presentations, including invited, keynote, and plenary talks.
Maksimov, Yuri M.
Prof. Yuri Maksimov is Head of the Research Department for Structural Macrokinetics of the Tomsk Scientific Center, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Tomsk, Russia. He is an Honored Scientist of Russia and a Doctor of Technical Sciences. Prof. Maksimov is the author of three books and over 300 scientific papers, patents, and copyright certificates, and an expert in the combustion and explosion physics and structural macrokinetics. He has developed and implemented the synthesis of nitrided ferroalloys, strong magnets based on neodymium-iron-boron, and ceramic filters technology. He is a member of the Bureau of the Joint Scientific Council on Chemical Sciences, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, and a member of the editorial boards of two International and two Russian journals.
Mukasyan, Alexander S.
Dr. Alexander Mukasyan is Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director Manager of the Laboratory of Advanced Electron Microscopy, ND-IIF, at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA. He received a PhD from The Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics (Institute of Chemical Physics), Chernigolovka, Russia, and a DSc from the Institute of Structural Macrokinetics and Materials Science, Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernigolovka, Russia. Dr. Mukasyan's research interests include combustion of heterogeneous systems, synthesis of advanced nano materials,kinetics of rapid high-temperature reactions, and catalysis. His current work is in the areas of nanotechnology, high energy density materials, and novel alternative energy sources. He is co-editor of four books and is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters.
Rogachev, Alexander S.
Alexander Sergeevich Rogachev is Head of the Laboratory for Dynamics of Micro-heterogeneous Processes in the Institute of Structural Macrokinetics and Materials Science (ISMAN), Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Moscow Region, Russia. He received a PhD in 1986 from the Institute of Chemical Physics Academy of Sciences of the USSR, and a DSc in 1995 from the Institute of Structural Macrokinetics, Russian Academy of Sciences. Since 2003 he has also been a Professor of the National University of Science and Technology "MISiS (Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys). He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Self-Propagating High Temperature Synthesis. He is a member of the World Academy of Ceramics, the International Combustion Institute (Russian Section), and the Scientific Council on Combustion and Explosion Russian Academy of Sciences, and an expert of the Russian High Attestation Commission (Council on Metallurgy), Russian Science Foundation and Russian Foundation for Basic Research.