Concise Encyclopedia of Materials Characterization - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080445472, 9780080913957

Concise Encyclopedia of Materials Characterization

2nd Edition

Editors: Robert Cahn
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080445472
eBook ISBN: 9780080913957
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 17th December 2004
Page Count: 1120

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To use materials effectively, their composition, physical and mechanical characteristics, and microstructure must be accurately determined. The second edition of this concise encyclopledia covers the wide range of characterization techniques necessary to achieve this.

With over 130 articles taken from the award-winning 'Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology', containing revisions and updates not available in the original set, this concise encyclopedia is an ideal quick reference for materials scientists, chemists and engineers.

Key Features

· Extensive topical coverage, from traditional methods to the very latest in research. · Includes ScienceDirect updates and revisions not available in the original 'Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology' · Over 500 illustrations, extensive cross-referencing, and a detailed index.


All materials scientists, chemists and engineers involved in research into any aspect of the characterization of materials

Table of Contents

CONTENTS Editor's Preface – newly written Alphabetical List of Articles An Introduction to Investigation and Characterization of Materials Acoustic Microscopy
Adhesives: Tests for Mechanical Properties
Amorphous Materials: Electron Spin Resonance
Amorphous Materials: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Amorphous Materials: Nuclear Spin Relaxation
Amorphous Materials: Small-Angle Scattering
Amorphous Materials: Vibrational Spectroscopy
Amorphous Materials: X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy
Analytical Transmission Electron Microscopy
Anodization Microscopy
Art Forgeries: Scientific Detection
Atomic Force Microscopy
Auger Electron Microscopy
Auger Microscopy: Angular Distribution
Brittle Materials: Strength Testing
Ceramics, Cathodoluminescence Analysis of
Ceramics: Fracture Toughness Testing
Ceramic Powders: Packing Characterization
Channelling-Enhanced Microanalysis
Chemical Analysis of Solid Surfaces
Combinatorial Screening
Composite Materials: Nondestructive Evaluation
Compton Scattering
Confocal Optical Microscopy
Corrosion and Oxidation Study Techniques
Corrosion: Test Methods
Crack Growth Measurement
Creep by Indentation
Creep, Creep Rupture and Stress Relaxation Testing Creep-Fatigue Interaction Testing
Dating Archaeological Materials
Deep Level Transient Spectroscopy
Depth Profiling
Diffusion: Novel Measurement Methods
*Diffusion Multiple Screening: Phase Diagram Mapping and Related Studies
Dislocations: Experimental Observation <BR id="CR


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About the Editor

Robert Cahn

Robert S. Cahn received his B.S. from the University of Chicago in 1966 and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Yale University in 1970. From 1970 until 1982, he was a member of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Miami and of the Mathematics Department of Lehman College from 1983-1985. In 1986 he joined the IBM Communications Department working on network design algorithms and network design tools. He has also designed a number of very large, high-speed networks for both IBM and IBM customers. He is the author or over 20 research articles spanning his various interests. He is adjunct professor of Computer Science at Polytechnic University and regularly teaches about network design.

Affiliations and Expertise

Cambridge University