• Rostislav A. AndrievskiEmail author
  • Arsen V. Khatchoyan
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 230)


In this introductory chapter, attention is drawn to the rapid growth of information flow in the field of nanomaterials (NMs) and nanotechnologies. This growth has since the mid 90-ies almost exponential in nature, far ahead of the information accumulation in other areas of materials science and technology. Briefly, the NMs concept put forward in the works of Prof. H. Gleiter and his followers is described. There has recently been a heightened interest to the problem of the behavior of substances and materials in extreme conditions. The definition of extreme conditions with regard to NMs due to their peculiarity as unstable objects is specified. The main topics of monograph, such as the NMs behavior in extreme conditions of high temperatures, irradiation with ions and neutrons, as well as high mechanical and corrosion effects, are shortly described.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rostislav A. Andrievski
    • 1
    Email author
  • Arsen V. Khatchoyan
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Problems of Chemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovkaRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Structural MacrokineticsRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovka, Moscow AreaRussia

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