The manufacture and use of the powders of non-ferrous metals has been taking place for many years in what was previously Soviet Russia, and a huge amount of knowledge and experience has built up in that country over the last forty years or so. Although accounts of the topic have been published in the Russian language, no English language account has existed until now. Six prominent academics and industrialists from the Ukraine and Russia have produced this highly-detailed account which covers the classification, manufacturing methods, treatment and properties of the non-ferrous metals ( aluminium, titanium, magnesium, copper, nickel, cobalt, zinc, cadmium, lead, tin, bismuth, noble metals and earth metals). The result is a formidable reference source for those in all aspects of the metal powder industry.

Key Features

* Covers the manufacturing methods, properties and importance of the following metals: aluminium, titanium, magnesium, copper, nickel, cobalt, zinc, cadmium, noble metals, rare earth metals, lead, tin and bismuth. * Expert Russian team of authors, all very experienced * English translation and update of book previously published in Russian.


Metal powder manufacturers, metallurgists, engineers, equipment manufacturers, R&D scientists, end-users of metal powders.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Chapter 1. Classification of methods for production of non-ferrous; metal powders. Properties of powders and areas of their use; General information about powder manufacturing methods; Physical-chemical and technological properties of powders; Nano-structured particulate materials; Measurement methods; References to Chapter 1. Chapter 2. Manufacture methods of metal and alloy powders; Mechanical grinding; Mechanical alloying; Nano- particle synthesis; Atomising and granulating; Special rapid solidification methods; Gaseous phase manufacturing methods; Theoretical principles of evaporation-condensation; Conditions of powder formation; Formation features of alloy powders; Chemical precipitation; Equipment to produce powders; Carbonyl manufacturing method of metal powders; Manufacturing of metal carbonyls; Manufacturing of powders by thermal decomposition of metal carbonyls; Properties and applications of carbonyl metal powders; Safety precautions and environment safety during carbonyl production; Reduction methods; The hard-phase reduction of metal oxides and their salts; Metallothermic processing; Chemical reduction; Chemical deposition from solutions; Autoclave deposition; Electrochemical methods of powders manufacturing; Physical-chemical principles of electrocrystallisation of dendritic precipitates; Electrolysis of water solutions; Cementation method; Electrolysis of melts; Methods of amalgam metallurgy; Manufacturing of composite powders; Metallic hollow spheres; Special methods of powders production, include: electro-erosion method; thermal, chemical and electrochemical desintegration; ultrasonic atomisation; rotating consumed electrode atomisation; vacuum atomisation; centrifugal atomisation of rotating melt jet; gas atomisation of rotating melt jet; impulse atomisation; arc pulsed plasma atomisation; combination of free-fall gas atomisation with centrifugal atomisation well. References to Chapter 2. Chapter 3. Treatment of powders an


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Oleg Neikov

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Institute for Problems of Material Science, Kiev, Ukraine