Handbook of Solid State Diffusion: Volume 2 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128045480

Handbook of Solid State Diffusion: Volume 2

1st Edition

Diffusion Analysis in Material Applications

Editors: Aloke Paul Sergiy Divinski
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128045480
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 31st March 2017
Page Count: 476
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Handbook of Solid State Diffusion, Volume 2: Diffusion Analysis in Material Applications covers the basic fundamentals, techniques, applications, and latest developments in the area of solid-state diffusion, offering a pedagogical understanding for students, academicians, and development engineers. Both experimental techniques and computational methods find equal importance in the second of this two volume set.

Volume 2 covers practical issues on diffusion phenomena in bulk, thin film, and in nanomaterials. Diffusion related problems and analysis of methods in industrial applications, such as electronic industry, high temperature materials, nuclear materials, and superconductor materials are discussed.

Key Features

  • Presents a handbook with a short mathematical background and detailed examples of concrete applications of the sophisticated methods of analysis
  • Enables readers to learn the basic concepts of experimental approaches and the computational methods involved in solid-state diffusion
  • Covers bulk, thin film, and nanomaterials
  • Introduces the problems and analysis in important materials systems in various applications
  • Collates contributions from academic and industrial problems from leading scientists involved in developing key concepts across the globe


Students, academicians, researchers dealing with solid-state diffusion. Scientists and professionals involved in materials for various applications and for the development of new materials

Table of Contents

1. Atomic Transport in Nanostructures
2. Diffusion-controlled phase transformations in open spaces
3. Applications of the thermodynamic-kinetic method in microsystems technology
4. Microstructural evolution by reaction diffusion: bulk, thin film and nano materials
5. Electromigration in metallic lines and its role in whiskering
6. Diffusion couple technique: a research tool in materials science
7. Diffusion-controlled internal precipitation reactions
8. Diffusion in nuclear materials
9. The growth of silicides and germanides


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About the Editor

Aloke Paul

Professor Aloke Paul heads a research group working on various aspects of diffusion in solids in the Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India. Major research areas include developing new phenomenological models, materials in electronic packaging, bond coat in jet engine applications, the growth of A15 intermetallic superconductors etc. He teaches a postgraduate level course on Diffusion in solids. He has guided several Ph.D. and M.E. students and co-authored around 100 articles in various international journals. During his Ph.D. at the Eindhoven University of Technology, he was part of one of the most important discoveries of recent times on previously unknown phenomena related to the Kirkendall effect. After joining the Indian Institute of Science, his group developed new methods for estimation of the diffusion coefficients such as a physicochemical approach that relates microstructural evolution with the rate of diffusing components and a pseudo-binary method in multicomponent diffusion. These are included in course curriculum in many universities and also included in the books written on this topic. He has co-authored a textbook titled Thermodynamics, Diffusion and the Kirkendall effect in Solids.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science

Sergiy Divinski

Professor Dr. Sergiy Divinski leads the radiotracer laboratory at the Institute of Materials Physics, University of Münster, Germany. The research activities are concentrated on kinetic and thermodynamic properties of interfaces in solids, including intergranular and interphase boundaries. Other major interests include diffusion phenomena in intermetallic compounds, effects of ordering on diffusion kinetic and diffusion mechanisms, interfaces in severely deformed materials. He teaches graduate and postgraduate courses on Diffusion in Solids, Numerical methods in Material Science and different aspects of Materials Science. He has co-authored more than 150 articles in various international journals, several book chapters in the field of Diffusion in Solids and a textbook titled Thermodynamics, Diffusion and the Kirkendall effect in Solids.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Materials Physics, University of Münster, Germany