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Bonding Theory for Metals and Alloys

Bonding Theory for Metals and Alloys exhorts the potential existence of covalent bonding in metals and alloys. Through the recognition of the covalent bond in coexistence with the 'free' electron band, the book describes and demonstrates how the many experimental observations on metals and alloys can all be reconciled. Subsequently, it shows how the individual view of metals and alloys by physicists, chemists and metallurgists can be unified. The physical phenomena of metals and alloys covered in this book are: Miscibility Gap between two liquid metals; Phase Equilibrium Diagrams; Phenomenon of Melting. Superconductivity; Nitinol; A Metal-Alloy with Memory; Mechanical Properties; Liquid Metal Embrittlement; Superplasticity; Corrosion; The author introduces a new theory based on 'Covalon' conduction, which forms the basis for a new approach to the theory of superconductivity. This new approach not only explains the many observations made on the phenomenon of superconductivity but also makes predictions that have been confirmed.

Material scientists, researchers and engineers, as well as teachers in solid state chemistry and metallurgy

Hardbound, 256 Pages

Published: September 2005

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-51978-8


  • I. Miscibility Gap (MG) between Two Liquid Metals
    II. Phase Equilibrium Diagrams
    III. Phenomenon of Melting
    IV. Superconductivity
    V. NITINOL; A Metal-Alloy with Memory
    VI. Mechanical Properties
    VII. Summary of the Bonding Theory


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