(First Edition, 1989): While working on this project, the author visited
several institutions abroad, including Institut fuer Prozesssteuerung in der
Schweissstechnik (Aachen), Institut fuer Medizinische Physik (Muenster),
Institut fuer Wissenschaftliche Mikroskopie (Tuebingen), Department of
Materials Science and Metallurgy (Cambridge, UK), and I wish to record my
appreciation to their directors and staff for their help and collaboration. I
specially want to thank Prof. Paul Drews (Aachen) and Dr. Jim Charles
(Cambridge) for their kindness and hospitality during my stay and their
institutions, and Dr. Ian LeMay for his help in arranging for publication.
Acknowledgment is gratefully made to Conselho Nacional de Pesquisas
(Brazil), Bundesministerium fuer Forschung und Technologie (Germany) and
the British Council for partial financial support of this work.
(Second Edition, 1996): In addition to those which helped for the first
edition, the author acknowledges the contribution from many who have
written with additional entries. I have again visited many libraries, and thank
them for their hospitality. But I would like to mention particularly my
appreciation to the many librarians and computer people who have made
available their catalogues on the Internet. Through their very useful efforts, I
have been able to visit virtually libraries all over the world.
Support from the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq) is also
I thank Prof.J.Pontes and P.A.Pinto Pires (UFRJ) and Dr.H.Kaker (Slovenia) (2000), and L.Ferreira and C.C.de Abreu (UFRJ) (2005) for their assistance in setting up the Internet version.
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