This volume is a collection of selected original papers presented at the
International Workshop on Applied Aspects of Interfaces Science
(St.Petersburg, Russia, September 22-24, 1999). The workshop successfully
provided a critical, up-to-date
tutorial review and discussion on applied science of nanostructured
materials and polycrystalline high-Tc superconductors. Focuses were
placed on synthesis, proccessing, characterization, properties, and
applications of nanostructured
materials and polycrystalline superconductors. A total of 33 scientists
from 8 countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Russia, Singapore, South
Africa, UK, USA) participated in the workshop, making it a really
About equal number of papers in this volume cover theoretical and experimental research in the area of interface science. All papers have been peer-reviewed prior to publication.
Support of the workshop from the Office of the US Naval Research, International Field Office, Europe; the European Office of the US Aerospace Research and Development, UK; and the European Research Office of the US Army, UK is greatly appreciated. Administrative support of the Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering (Russian Academy of Sciences, St.Petersburg, Russia) is also acknowledged.
Chairman, Organizing Committee
March 14, 2000