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: Underneath the Bragg Peaks

Most recent volume

Volume 16. Underneath the Bragg Peaks

Published: 22nd November 2012 Authors: Takeshi Egami Simon Billinge

Underneath the Bragg Peaks: Structural Analysis of Complex Materials focuses on the structural determination of crystalline solids with extensive disorder. Well-established methods exist for characterizing the structure of fully crystalline solids or fully disordered materials such as liquids and glasses, but there is a dearth of techniques for the cases in-between, crystalline solids with internal atomic and nanometer scale disorder. Egami and Billinge discuss how to fill the gap using modern tools of structural characterization. This problem is encountered in the structural characterization of a surprisingly wide range of complex materials of interest to modern technology and is becoming increasingly important.

Takeshi Egami received the 2003 Eugene Bertram Warren Diffraction Physics Award for the work described in the book.

The authors received 2010 J. D. Hanawalt Award from the International Union of Crystallography largely based on the success of this book.

Additional volumes

Volume 15. Nucleation in Condensed Matter

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

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 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