Written by the inventor of the Gas Dynamic Spray (GDS) technique, this first monograph on the topic brings the understanding of the GDS coating formation process to a new qualitative nanostructural level, while introducing it to industrial and technological experts so that they can develop a new generation of coatings materials. Representing the results of over ten years of research in the field, the material discussed here covers nearly every aspect of the physical principles and applications of the GDS process, including topics in applied solid state physics, materials science, nanotechnology, and materials characterization. With contributions from researchers working in various laboratories, academic institutions and industries, this book is written for those wishing to apply this novel spraying technology in industry and who are involved in the development of new specific material properties, whether engineers or experts in the automotive, aircraft, household machinery, nuclear power, materials development or other industries.
Roman Gr. Maev received his Ph.D. from the Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1973 and his D.Sc. in acoustic microscopy from the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, in 2002. From 1994 to 1997, he held a post as Director of the Acoustic Microscopy Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, then established the Centre for Imaging Research and Advanced Material Characterization at the University of Windsor, Canada. He is currently a Full Faculty Professor at the Physics Department at the same University and since 2001 the Chairholder of the NSERC/DaimlerChrysler/Industrial Research Chair in Applied Solid State Physics and Material Characterization. Professor Maev's research interests focus on the fundamentals of condensed matter, physical acoustics, ultrasonic imaging, and acoustic microscopy. He has published numerous books, more than 300 scientific papers, and holds twenty patents. Volf Leshchynsky received his Ph.D. from the Technical Physics Institute at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, in 1968, and his D.Sc. from the Institute of Metallurgy at the same University in 1989. He then held a chair as professor of the Metal Forming Institute, Poznan, Poland, and became Head of the Metal Forming Department at the East Ukrainian University. He is currently a visiting professor at the Physics Department of the University of Windsor, Canada, where he conducts research in new powder metallurgy, nanostructuring, and cold spray techniques. Dr. Leshchynsky's research interests include the fundamentals of nanotechnology and nanostructured materials, and the development and application of powder spraying and powder metallurgy. He is the author of more than 150 scientific papers and holds thirty patents.