Nanocrystalline materials exhibit exceptional mechanical properties, representing an exciting new class of structural materials for technological applications. The advancement of this important field depends on the development of new fabrication methods, and an appreciation of the underlying nano-scale and interface effects. This authored book addresses these essential issues, presenting for the first time a fundamental, coherent and current account at the theoretical and practical level of nanocrystalline and nanocomposite bulk materials and coatings. The subject is approached systematically, covering processing methods, key structural and mechanical properties, and a wealth of applications. This is a valuable resource for graduate students studying nanomaterials science and nanotechnologies, as well as researchers and practitioners in materials science and engineering.
1. Introduction; 2. Processing of structural nanocrystalline materials; 3. Stability of stuctural nanocrystalline materials - grain growth; 4. Mechanical properties of structural nanocrystalline materials - experimental observations; 5. Mechanical properties of structural nanocrystalline materials - theory and simulations; 6. Corrosion of structural nanomaterials; 7. Applications of structural nanomaterials.