Bonding Theory for Metals and Alloys

Bonding Theory for Metals and Alloys

1st Edition - September 30, 2005

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  • Author: Frederick Wang
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080459738

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Bonding Theory for Metals and Alloys exhorts the potential existence of covalent bonding in metals and alloys. Through the recognition of the covalent bond in coexistence with the 'free' electron band, the book describes and demonstrates how the many experimental observations on metals and alloys can all be reconciled. Subsequently, it shows how the individual view of metals and alloys by physicists, chemists and metallurgists can be unified. The physical phenomena of metals and alloys covered in this book are: Miscibility Gap between two liquid metals; Phase Equilibrium Diagrams; Phenomenon of Melting. Superconductivity; Nitinol; A Metal-Alloy with Memory; Mechanical Properties; Liquid Metal Embrittlement; Superplasticity; Corrosion; The author introduces a new theory based on 'Covalon' conduction, which forms the basis for a new approach to the theory of superconductivity. This new approach not only explains the many observations made on the phenomenon of superconductivity but also makes predictions that have been confirmed.

Key Features

* Openly recognizes the electrons as the most important and the only factor in understanding metals and alloys
* Proposes "Covalon" conduction theory, which carries current in covalent bonded pairs
* Investigates phase diagrams both from theoretical and experimental point of view


Material scientists, researchers and engineers, as well as teachers in solid state chemistry and metallurgy

Table of Contents

  • I. Miscibility Gap (MG) between Two Liquid Metals

    II. Phase Equilibrium Diagrams

    III. Phenomenon of Melting

    IV. Superconductivity

    V. NITINOL; A Metal-Alloy with Memory

    VI. Mechanical Properties

    VII. Summary of the Bonding Theory

Product details

  • No. of pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2005
  • Published: September 30, 2005
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080459738

About the Author

Frederick Wang

Frederick E. Wang, PhD, is the CEO of Innovative Technology International in Washington, DC, a company he founded in 1980. He has more than 40 years of experience in research and development in the field of materials science and the application of bond theory. Dr. Wang has authored over 50 articles in a broad range of journals and has co-authored two books in the field of Solid State Physics. He is also the inventor of Nitinol as well as the patent holder of the Dr. Wang also currently serves as a consultant for MIRDC (Metal Industry Research & Development Center) in Taiwan.

Affiliations and Expertise

Innovative Technology, International Inc., Beltsville, USA and Metal Industry Research and Development Center, Taiwan

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