Preface. From nature through art to fine particle technology; I. Uvarova. New superhard materials based on nanostructured high-melting compounds: Achievements and perspectives; R.A. Andrievski. Nanostructured metal films: Polyol synthesis, characterization and properties; G.M. Chow. Chemical phenomena at the surface of nanoparticles; M.-I. Baraton. Amphiphilic templates in the synthesis of nanostructured composites - From particles to extended structures; S. Li, et al. Effect of water-soluble alumoxycarboxylates on the properties of alumina molded by die pressing; M. Szafran, et al. New water thinnable polymeric binders in die pressing of alumina powders; M. Szafran, et al. Electrical conduction in iron oxide powder coated with polymethyl methacrylate; V. Skorokhod, et al. From nanosize powders to a diesel soot converter; Z.S. Rak. Nanocrystalline nickel and nickel-alumina films produced by DC and pulsed DC electroplating; J. Steinbach, H. Ferkel. Formation of fine-dispersion structures by electric-spark, laser and magnetron coating with AlN-TiB2/ZrB2 composite materials; A.D. Panasyuk, et al. Optical gradient glasses obtained using the method of high-temperature isothermal centrifugation; A.O. Mylyanych, et al. Graded structures developed by laser processing of powder materials; N. Tolochko, et al. Microwave processing of nanostructured and functional gradient materials; Y.V. Bykov, et al. Application of advanced CCD camera system for diagnostics of spraying particles in-flight; M. Ignatiev, et al. Laser sintering of multilayer gradient materials; A.V. Ragulya, O.B. Zgalat-Lozynskyy. Rate-controlled sintering of nanostructured titanium nitride powders; O.B. Zgalat-Lozynskyy, et al. Properties of nanocrystalline titanium nitride-based materials prepared by high-pressure sintering; V.S. Urbanovich. Compaction and elastic relaxation of fullerite powder; L.L. Kolomiets, et al. Nanostructured materials for microstructural control of thermal properties; J.A. Eastman, et al. Conventional and new materials for thermal barrier coatings; R. Vassen, D. Stoever. Thermal expansion and wear properties of centrifugally produced Al-Si/SiC MMCs; H. Akbulut, M. Durman. Topical problems in the theory of technological processes for the nanostructured materials preparation; V.V. Skorokhod. Nanostructured carbon coatings on silicon carbide: Experimental and theoretical study; Yu. Gogotsi, et al. Reinforced n-AlN ceramics; I.P. Fesenko, et al. Structure and strength of ceramic multilayered composites; O.N. Grigoriev, et al. Analysis of layered composites with crack deflection controlled by layer thickness; M. Lugovy, et al. On some problems of bending and vibrations of thin piezoceramic plates; L. Mkrtchyan. Quasicrystalline materials. Structure and mechanical properties; Yu.V. Milman, et al. MD simulation of the ion-stimulated processes in Si surface layers; A.E. Kiv, et al. Phase relations and nanocrystalline alloys in the ternary systems ZrO2 (HfO2)-Y2O3-La2O3 (Eu2O3, Er2O3); E.R. Andrievskaya. Author Index. Subject Index.