Physical Metallurgy book cover

Physical Metallurgy

Hardbound, 3104 pages

Published: March 2013

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-53770-6


  • How does one review The Bible? The editors, R.W. Cahn and P. Haasen, have succeeded in producing the Physical Metallurgy equivalent. This is the third revision of the famous work and it represents a major extension to the previous edition with at least 50% more material crammed into two very substantial volumes. It is really impossible to do justice to the many fine contributions that are collected together here... . This work must surely have wide appeal. No serious academic or research worker in fields connected with physical metallurgy should be without these volumes... .
    Contemporary Physics

    It will be a very useful source for both graduate students and experienced research workers who require an overview of fields comparatively new to them.
    Crystal Research and Technology
    Considering the exactness and extent of the contents, this work represents an advanced textbook, and, at the same time, a suitable handbook for University.
    Metallic Materials
    Physical Metallurgy will become a standard work within its field and can be recommended to everyone active in this area.
    Trans Tech S.A.
    These classic works are model references. One can imitate them, but not improve them. Rarely has the author of a classic piece of work, the time, energy and imagination to revise and improve it. Robert W. Cahn has managed to do this and has presented us with a new revised and bigger edition of his classic Physical Metallurgy.
    Manuel Elices Calafat, Libros, Revista de Metalurgia, Informes de la Construccion


  • Volume 11. Crystal structure of the metallic elements2. Electron theory of metals3. Structure and stability of alloys4. Structure of intermetallic compounds and phasesAppendix: Quasicrystals5. Metallurgical thermodynamics6. Phase diagrams7. Diffusion in metals and alloys8. Solidification9. MicrostructureVolume 210. Surface microscopy, qualitative and quantitative11. Transmission electron microscopy .12. X-ray and neutron scattering13. Interfacial and surface microchemistry14. Oxidation, hot corrosion and protection of metallic materials15. Diffusive phase transformations in the solid state16. Nondiffusive phase transformations17. Physical metallurgy of steels18. Poipt defects19. Metastable states of alloysVolume 320. Dislocations21. Mechanical properties of single-phase crystalline" media: deformation at low temperatures22. Mechanical properties of single-phase crystalline media:deformation in the presence of diffusion23. Mechanical properties of solid solutions24. Mechanical properties of intermetallic compounds25. Mechanical properties of multiphase alloys26. Fracture27. Fatigue28. Recovery and recrystallization29. Magnetic properties of metals and alloys30. Metallic composite materials31. Sintering processes32. A metallurgist's guide to polymers

    Revision strategy:

      1. combine chapters 1&4; 5&6; 21&22; 23&24
      2. delete chapter 32
      3. add five chapters:
        1. Physical metallurgy of Light Alloys
        2. Physical Metallurgy of Titanium Alloys
        3. Atom Probe Field Ion Microscopy
        4. Computational metallurgy
        5. Orientation Imaging Microscopy

    d. Online features to complement and supplement the physical book (e.g. modeling experiments)


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