This Concise Encyclopedia draws its material from the award-winning Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology, and includes updates and revisions not available in the original set. This customized collection of articles provides a handy reference for materials scientists and engineers with an interest in composite materials made from polymers, metals, ceramics, carbon, biocomposites, nanocomposites, wood, cement, fibers, etc.

Key Features

* Brings together articles from the Encyclopedia of Materials: Science & Technology that focus on the essentials of composite materials, including recent updates * Every article has been commissioned and written by an internationally recognized expert and provides a concise overview of a particular aspect of the field * Enables rapid reference; extensive bibliographies, cross-referencing and indexes guide the user to the most relevant reading in the primary literature * Covers areas of active research, such as biomaterials and porous materials


Faculty and postgraduate research students in materials science and technology and related disciplines, especially physics, chemistry, engineering and biomedical science; also researchers and staff in industry and government

Table of Contents

Alphabetical listing of articles Aircraft Materials, R. Boyer ▪ Alternative Techniques for Manufacturing Composite Aerospace Designs, Cost of, Williamson ▪ Asbestos, F. Habashi ▪ Automotive Body Materials, A. M. Sherman, A. R. Krause, P. A. Friedman, D. A. Steenkamer and D. Q. Huston ▪ Automotive Chassis/Suspension Materials, G. Cole ▪ Bearing Materials: Plain Bearings, G.C. Pratt ▪ Biological Materials: Synthesis, Structure, and Properties, P. Calvert ▪ Biomimetic Materials: Properties and Processing, P. Calvert ▪ Bitumens: Modified, P. Nayler ▪ Block Copolymers as Precursors to Porous Materials, T.P. Russell and J.L. Hecrick ▪ Block Copolymers as Templates for Functional Materials, R.E. Cohen ▪ Bone and Natural Composites: Properties, J. D. Currey ▪ Bone Augmentation and Repair, E.L. Hedberg and A.G. Mikos ▪ Buildings: Plastics and Composites, F. J. Heger and P. A. Sharff ▪ Carbon Aerogels, H. Tamon ▪ Carbon Blacks, E.B. Senpl amd R.L. Taylor ▪ Carbon Fibers, L. M. Manocha ▪ Carbon Nanofibers, R. T. K. Baker ▪ Carbon Nanotubes, S. Subramoney ▪ Carbon-Carbon Composites, W. J. Lackey ▪ Ceramic Fibers from Polymer Precursors, K. Okamura ▪ Ceramic Matrix Composites with Roughly Equiaxed Reinforcements: Microstructure and Mechanical Behavior, G. Fantozzi and J. Chevalier ▪ Ceramic Matrix Composites: Applications, K. M. Prewo and W. K. Tredway ▪ Ceramic Matrix Composites: Matrices and Processing, R. R. Naslain ▪ Ceramic Nanocomposites with Organic Phases, Optics of, A. Biswas, C. S. Friend and P. N. Prasad ▪ Ceramic-modified High-temperature Polymers, Z. Ahmad ▪ Ceramics and Glasses, Sol-Gel Synthesis of, P.P. Thulé and T.E. Wood ▪ Ceramics: Whisker Toughening, P.F. Becher ▪ Cermets and Hardmetals, D. Mari ▪ Clay-based Polymer Nanocomposites, A. Usuki ▪ Composite Dental Materials


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