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In current years scientists and engineers around the world have been responding to the requirement of high performance materials through innovative material research and engineering. The continually increasing demand on quality and reliability has caused technological achievements in the area of advanced materials and manufacturing. Materials are significant to mankind because of the benefits that can be derived from the manipulation of their properties, such as electrical conductivity, dielectric constant, magnetization, optical transmittance, strength and toughness.

Handbook Of Advanced Materials Testing deals with all aspects of material and component testing in industrial application, in test laboratories and research. The book provides comprehensive information on non-destructive, destructive, optical, physical and chemical test procedures. It contains peer-reviewed exclusive articles by experts with international reputations. Material properties are described in innovative way either for standard components as glass, epoxy, carbon, etc. or biomaterials and natural sources materials. Innovative testing procedures are described in electrochemistry, pulse velocity, fracture toughness in macro-micro mechanical behavior and more. Non-destructive testing (NDT) has become extremely important in metallic materials characterization, mainly by allowing the assessment of structural, mechanical and microstructural properties in an effective and reasonable manner, in addition to maintaining the integrity of the evaluated samples and applicability in service in many cases. Recent Research and Future Perspectives is discussed, which have been reached through innovation and customization of non-destructive testing techniques for metallic materials, present successful application cases, and discuss possible future trends, endeavoring for faster and more reliable decision-making processes.