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Comprehensive Hard Materials

Comprehensive Hard Materials deals with the production, uses and properties of the carbides, nitrides and borides of these metals and those of titanium, as well as tools of ceramics, the superhard boron nitrides and diamond and related compounds. Articles include the technologies of powder production (including their precursor materials), milling, granulation, cold and hot compaction, sintering, hot isostatic pressing, hot-pressing, injection moulding, as well as on the coating technologies for refractory metals, hard metals and hard materials. The characterization, testing, quality assurance and applications are also covered. Comprehensive Hard Materials provides meaningful insights on materials at the leading edge of technology. It aids continued research and development of these materials and as such it is a critical information resource to academics and industry professionals facing the technological challenges of the future.


This work will appeal to every materials science department in every academic institution, government department and large corporation.

Hardbound, 1800 Pages

Published: February 2014

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-08-096527-7


  • Volume 1. Cemented Carbides Section 1. Introduction to Hardmetals  Section 2. Synthesis and Processing  Section 3. Mechanical properties  Section 4. Applications  1Volume 2. Ceramics Section 1. Introduction  Section 2. Synthesis and Processing  Section 3. Microstructure and Properties  Section 4. Coatings and Applications  Vol. 3. Super Hard Materials  Section 1. Theory  Section 2. Materials: Growth, properties and applications  i. Carbon based: DLC  ii. Nano- and poly-Diamond  Section 3. Single Crystalline Diamond  Section 4. Selected properties of Diamond and applications   Section 5. Other Carbon Phases  Section 6. III-V based and novel materials


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