This volume is a collection of selected review 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 international event.
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