Refractory carbides and nitrides are useful materials with numerous industrial applications and a promising future, in addition to being materials of great interest to the scientific community. Although most of their applications are recent, the refractory carbides and nitrides have been known for over one hundred years. The industrial importance of the refractory carbides and nitrides is growing rapidly, not only in the traditional and well-established applications based on the strength and refractory nature of these materials such as cutting tools and abrasives, but also in new and promising fields such as electronics and optoelectronics.


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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 1.0 Historical Perspective and Present Status of Refractory Carbides and Nitrides 2.0 Carbides and Nitrides as Refractory Materials 3.0 Book Objectives 4.0 Book Organization 5.0 Glossary and Metric Conversion Guide 6.0 Background Reading 2. The Refractory Carbides 1.0 Introduction 2.0 Definition and Classification of Carbides 3.0 Carbide Formation and Electronegativity 4.0 Carbide Formation and Atom Size 5.0 The Atomic Bonding of Carbides 6.0 General Characteristics of Carbides References 3. Interstitial Carbides, Structure and Composition 1.0 Definition and General Characteristics of Interstitial Carbides 2.0 Electronic Structure of Carbon 3.0 The Early Transition Metals 4.0 Crystal Structures 5.0 Atomic Structure of Interstitial Carbides 6.0 Crystalline Structure and Composition of Interstitial Carbides 7.0 Atomic Bonding of Interstitial Carbides 8.0 Interstitial Carbides as Defect Structures 9.0 General Review of the Properties of Interstitial Carbides References 4. Carbides of Group IV: Titanium, Zirconium, and Hafnium Carbides 1.0 General Characteristics of Group IV Carbides 2.0 Physical and Thermal Properties of Group IV Carbides 3.0 Electrical Properties of Group IV Carbides 4.0 Mechanical Properties of Group IV Carbides 5.0 Chemical Properties of Group IV Carbides 6.0 Characteristics and Properties of Titanium Carbide 7.0 Characteristics and Properties of Zirconium Carbide 8.0 Characteristics and Properties of Hafnium Carbide Referen


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William Andrew
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About the author

Hugh O. Pierson

Hugh Pierson is a private consultant in Chemical Vapor Deposition. He was the head of the Deposition

Affiliations and Expertise

Sandia National Laboratories (retired)


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