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Physical Metallurgy

3-Volume Set

This fifth edition of the highly regarded family of titles that first published in 1965 is now a three-volume set and over 3,000 pages. All chapters have been revised and expanded, either by the fourth edition authors alone or jointly with new co-authors. Chapters have been added on the physical metallurgy of light alloys, the physical metallurgy of titanium alloys, atom probe field ion microscopy, computational metallurgy, and orientational imaging microscopy. The books incorporate the latest experimental research results and theoretical insights. Several thousand citations to the research and review literature are included.


For teaching and research faculty, upper level undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral research associates in metallurgy and materials science and technology and related areas of study (physics, chemistry and biomedical science).

Hardbound, 2960 Pages

Published: July 2014

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-53770-6


  • How does one review The Bible? 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 packed into three very substantial volumes....
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    Considering the exactness and extent of the contents, this work represents an advanced textbook, and, at the same time, a suitable handbook for University.
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  • Physical Metallurgy

    Fifth Edition

    Edited by: David E. Laughlin and Kazuhiro Hono

    Volume I

    1. Crystal Structures of Metallic Elements and Compounds, by Walter Steurer

    2. Electron Theory of Complex Metallic Alloys, by U. Mizutani, M. Inukal, H. Sato and E. S. Zijlstra.

    3. Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams, by Arthur D. Pelton

    4. Metallic Glasses, by A. L. Greer

    5. Diffusion, by Guido Schmitz

    6. Defects in Metals, by H. Numakura

    7. Solidification, by William J. Boettinger and Dilip K. Banerjee

    8. Diffusional Phase Transformations in the Solid State, by William A. Soffa and David E. Laughlin

    Volume II

    9. Displacive Phase Transformations, by H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia

    10. Microstructure of Metals and Alloys, by G. Spanos and W. T. Reynolds, Jr.

    11. Orientation Mapping, by Anthony D. Rollett and Katayun Barmak

    12. Transmission Electron Microscopy For Physical Metallurgists, by Hamish L Fraser, David W McComb and Robert E A Williams

    13. X-ray and Neutron Scattering, by Gernot Kostorz

    14. Structure, Composition and Energy of Solid-Solid Interfaces, by James M. Howe

    15. Atom Probe Field Ion Microscopy, by Kazuhiro. Hono and Sudarsanam, Suresh

    16. Dislocations, by David Rodney and Joël Bonneville

    17. Plastic Deformation of Metals and Alloys, by Niels Hansen and Claire Barlow

    18. Fatigue Of Metals, by Pedro Peralta and Campbell Laird

    19. Magnetic Properties of Metals and Alloys, by Michael E. McHenry and David E. Laughlin

    Volume III

    20. Physical Metallurgy Of Light Alloys, by Jian-Feng Nie

    21. Physical Metallurgy of Steels, by H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia

    22. Physical Metallurgy Of The Nickel-Based Superalloys, by R.C. Reed and C.M.F. Rae

    23. Recovery and Recrystallization: Phenomena, Physics, Models, Simulation, by Dierk Raabe

    24. Porous Metals, by Russell Goodall and Andreas Mortensen

    25. Hydrogen in Metals, by R. Kirchheim, A. Pundt

    26. Physical Metallurgy of Nanocrystalline Metals, by Gerhard Wilde

    27. Computational Metallurgy, Long-Qing Chen and Yijia Gu


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