Description

The energetics and mechanisms of diffusion control the kinetics of such diverse phenomena as the fabrication of semiconductors and superconductors, the tempering of steel, geological metamorphism, the precipitation hardening of nonferrous alloys and corrosion of metals and alloys. This work explains the fundamentals of diffusion in the solid state at a level suitable for upper-level undergraduate and beginning graduate students in materials science, metallurgy, mineralogy, and solid state physics and chemistry. A knowledge of physical chemistry such as is generally provided by a one-year undergraduate course is a prerequisite, though no detailed knowledge of solid state physics or crystallography is required.

Readership

Senior undergraduate and beginning graduate students in materials science, metallurgy, mineralogy, and solid state physics and chemistry.

Table of Contents

Fundamental Concepts. Point Defects in Elemental Crystalline Substances. Mechanics of Diffusion. Diffusion in Metals and Alloys. Diffusion in Ionic Crystals. Less Common Modes of Diffusion. The Isotope Effect. Diffusion in a Concentration Gradient. Diffusion in Semiconductors. Kinetics of Defect Reactions. Experimental Methods. Solid State Reactions. Appendixes.

Details

No. of pages:
360
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1988
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780323138406
Print ISBN:
9780121184254

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Reviews

@qu:"A fine book that provides complete, up-to-date coverage on a subject that is of continuing interest. A much needed text. I predict that it will have a long and sustained vogue." @source:--H.B. Huntington, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute @qu:"The authors know their subject and treat an interesting variety of topics." @source:--Paul Shewmon, Ohio State University