Handbook of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

Applications to inorganic and miscellaneous materials

Edited by

  • Michael Brown, Department of Chemistry, Rhodes University, South Africa
  • Patrick Gallagher, Departments of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering, Columbus, Ohio, USA

This is the second volume of a four volume set intended to describe the techniques and applications of thermoanalytical and calorimetric methods. The general techniques and methodology are covered extensively in Volume 1, along with the fundamental physicochemical background needed. Consequently the subsequent volumes dwell on the applications of these powerful and versatile methods, while assuming a familiarity with the techniques.
Volume 2 covers major areas of inorganic materials and some related general topics, e.g., catalysis, geochemistry, and the preservation of art. The chapters are written by established practitioners in the field with the intent of presenting a sampling of the how thermoanalytical and calorimetric methods have contributed to progress in their respective areas. The chapters are not intended as exhaustive reviews of the topics, but rather, to illustrate to the readers what has been achieved and to encourage them to consider extending these applications further into their domains of interest.
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Thermal analysts in academia (universities, colleges) and industry, and graduate students in the field of thermochemistry and thermal analysis.


Book information

  • Published: December 2003
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-82086-0


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Table of Contents

Applications Of Thermal Analysis And Calorimetry In Adsorption And Surface Chemistry(Philip L. Llewellyn).The Applications Of Thermoanalytical Techniques To The Preservation Of Art And Archaeological Objects (Marianne Odlyha).The Application Of Thermal Analysis To The Study Of Carbons (Pauline Phang And The Late David Dollimore).Applications Of Thermal Analysis In The Preparation Of Catalysts And In Catalysis (B. Pawelec, J.L.G. Fierro).Ceramics, Glass, And Electronic Materials(Patrick K. Gallagher, John P. Sanders).Thermal Analysis Of Clays (Katherine S. Meyers, Robert F. Speyer).Energy Storage(Takeo Ozawa, Masayuki Kamimoto).The Thermal Stability Of Explosives(Jimmie C. Oxley).Fossil Fuels - Application Of Thermal Analysis Techniques (Mustafa Versan Kok).General Inorganic Chemicals And Coordination Compounds (H.J. Seifert).Applications Of Thermal Methods In The Geosciences(Werner Smykatz-Kloss, Klaus Heide And Wolfgang Klinke).Dehydration Of Crystalline Hydrates(Andrew K. Galwey).Thermal Analysis In Metallurgy(Shaheer A. Mikhail, A. Hubert Webster).Pyrotechnics (E.L Charsley, P.G. Laye andM.E. Brown).Thermal Analysis In Studies Of High-Tc Superconductors(J. Valo and M. Leskelä).