Functional Materials

Preparation, Processing and Applications

Edited by

  • S Banerjee, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India
  • A.K. Tyagi, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India

Functional materials have assumed a very prominent position in several high-tech areas. Such materials are not being classified on the basis of their origin, nature of bonding or processing techniques but are classified on the basis of the functions they can perform. This is a significant departure from the earlier schemes in which materials were described as metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers, glass materials etc. Several new processing techniques have also evolved in the recent past. Because of the diversity of materials and their functions it has become extremely difficult to obtain information from single source. Functional Materials: Preparation, Processing and Applications provides a comprehensive review of the latest developments.
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Chemistry, Physics and Materials Science researchers working on functional-materials


Book information

  • Published: December 2011
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-385142-0

Table of Contents

  1. Superconducting Materials - J.V. Yakhmi & G Ravikumar
  2. Magnetic Materials - S.M. Yusfu
  3. Multi-ferroic Materials - S.N. Achary, O.D. Jayakumar & A.K. Tyagi
  4. Spintronics Materials - O.D. Jayakumar & A.K. Tyagi
  5. Soft Matter - P.A. Hassan, R. Ganguli & G. Verma
  6. Conducting Polymers- J.V. Yakhmi & D.K. Aswal
  7. Electro-ceramics - S. Varma, B.N. Wani & S.R. Bharadwaj
  8. Optical Materials - V. Sudarsan
  9. Nuclear Fuels - S. Banerjee & T.R.G. Kutty
  10. Super Strong Materials - S. Banerjee & J.K. Chakravartty
  11. Shape Memory Alloys - K. Madangopal
  12. Corrosion Resistant Materials - V. Kain
  13. Glasses - G.P. Kothiyal & G.K. Dey
  14. Carbon Based Materials - M. Roy
  15. Photocatalysts - K. Bhattacharyya, M.R. Pai, A.K. Tripathi, S. R. Bhardwaj & A.K. Tyagi
  16. Hydrogen Storage Materials - K. Shashikala