Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology

1st Edition

Authors: Subhash Mahajan
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080431529
eBook ISBN: 9780080523583
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 19th September 2001
Page Count: 10388

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The study of materials is interdisciplinary in nature and requires knowledge of research in many related fields, such as physics, chemistry, engineering and even biomedical science. Scientists and engineers working with materials increasingly need a medium for gathering relevant information from the growing amount of literature available.

The Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology presents around 1,800 articles written by experts in their fields, resulting in a comprehensive coverage of this broad and wide-ranging subject. It is the only encyclopedia available that covers all of materials science and technology, focussing on the following areas:

  • Functional Phenomena 
  • Structural Phenomena
  • Fundamental Core Theory
  • Structural Materials
  • Polymers and Materials Chemistry
  • Functional Materials

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Table of Contents

Subject areas:

Functional Phenomena. Electrical and thermal transport in normal solids. Physics and application of superconductors. Lattice properties and thermodynamics. Metal-gas reactions and electrochemistry. Magnetism and electronic properties and bulk solids. Hard and soft magnetic materials, manufacturing and applications. Magneto-optical and optical recording. Magnetic recording; magnetic fluids. Physical properties of thin films and artificial multilayers. Optical and dielectric phenomena.

Fundamental Core Theory. Fundamentals of materials science. Amorphous materials. Nuclear materials and irradiation effects. Biomedical and dental materials. Natural products and biomimetics. Carbon. Wood and paper. Characterization of materials. Surfaces: structure and properties. Miscellaneous.

Structural Materials. Metal extraction, melting and refining. Metal processing. Structure, transformations and properties, light metals. Structure, transformations and properties, ferrous metals. Ceramic processing. Structure, transformations, properties in ceramics. Composites: MMC, CMC, PMC. Applications: aerospace automotive, sports, other. Applications: building. Modeling: atomic, microscale, large scale. Materials selection, life cycle costs, environmental tradeoffs, etc. Corrosion.

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About the Author

Subhash Mahajan