Series: Pergamon Materials Series

The Pergamon Materials series presents texts that satisfy one of two criteria: the systematic presentation of a specialised but important topic within materials science or engineering that has not previously (or recently) been the subject of full-length treatment and is in rapid development; or the systematic account of a broad theme in materials science or engineering. The main (but not exclusive) audience is intended to be at graduate level. For more information about the series or for details of how to submit a book proposal, please contact the Series Editors, Lindsay Greer at and Ke Lu at, or the Acquisitions Editor, Susan Dennis at
Book Series: Nucleation in Condensed Matter

Most recent volume

Volume 15. Nucleation in Condensed Matter

Published: 7th April 2010 Authors: Ken Kelton Alan Greer

In Nucleation in Condensed Matter, key theoretical models for nucleation are developed and experimental data are used to discuss their range of validity. A central aim of this book is to enable the reader, when faced with a phenomenon in which nucleation appears to play a role, to determine whether nucleation is indeed important and to develop a quantitative and predictive description of the nucleation behavior. The third section of the book examines nucleation processes in practical situations, ranging from solid state precipitation to nucleation in biological systems to nucleation in food and drink. Nucleation in Condensed Matter is a key reference for an advanced materials course in phase transformations. It is also an essential reference for researchers in the field.

Additional volumes

Volume 14. Self-diffusion and Impurity Diffusion in Pure Metals

Published: 4th September 2008 Authors: Gerhard Neumann Cornelis Tuijn

Volume 13. Intermetallic Chemistry

Published: 6th December 2007 Authors: Riccardo Ferro Adriana Saccone

Volume 12. Phase Transformations

Published: 4th July 2007 Authors: Srikumar Banerjee Pradip Mukhopadhyay

Volume 11. Thermo-Mechanical Processing of Metallic Materials

Published: 7th June 2007 Authors: Bert Verlinden Julian Driver Indradev Samajdar Roger Doherty

Volume 10. Metastable Solids from Undercooled Melts

Published: 18th December 2006 Authors: Dieter Herlach Dirk Holland-Moritz Peter Galenko

Volume 9. The Local Chemical Analysis of Materials

Published: 31st October 2003 Author: J. W. Martin

Volume 16. Underneath the Bragg Peaks

Published: 2nd October 2003 Authors: Takeshi Egami Takeshi Egami Simon Billinge Simon Billinge

Volume 8. Thermally Activated Mechanisms in Crystal Plasticity

Published: 8th September 2003 Editors: D. Caillard J.L. Martin

Volume 6. Multinuclear Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance of Inorganic Materials

Published: 26th April 2002 Authors: Kenneth MacKenzie M.E. Smith

Volume 5. The Coming of Materials Science

Published: 16th March 2001 Editor: R.W. Cahn

Volume 4. Structural Biological Materials

Published: 8th May 2000 Editor: M. Elices

Volume 3. Wettability at High Temperatures

Published: 24th November 1999 Editors: N. Eustathopoulos M.G. Nicholas B. Drevet

Volume 2. Non-equilibrium Processing of Materials

Published: 22nd July 1999 Author: C. Suryanarayana

Volume 1. CALPHAD (Calculation of Phase Diagrams): A Comprehensive Guide

Published: 9th June 1998 Editors: N. Saunders A.P. Miodownik