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Modern Materials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483196558, 9781483221588

Modern Materials

1st Edition

Advances in Development and Applications

Editor: Bruce W. Gonser
eBook ISBN: 9781483221588
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1968
Page Count: 398
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Modern Materials: Advances in Development and Applications, Volume 6 is a six-chapter text that provides comprehensive insight into the properties, applications, progress, and potentialities of various materials. The opening chapter deals with the characteristics, preparation, marketing, economics, and uses of radiation-processed wood-plastic materials. The succeeding chapters are devoted to the technological applications of materials, such as precious stones, solid propellants, and superconductors. A chapter surveys the engineering advances and technical used of glass materials. The concluding chapter discusses the occurrence, recovery, fabrication, unique properties, and applications of beryllium. Materials scientists, engineers, researchers, teachers, and students will find this book rewarding.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Previous Volumes

Radiation-Processed Wood-Plastic Materials

I. Introduction

II. Characterization

III. Methods of Preparation

IV. Working Characteristics

V. Product Uses

VI. Marketing and Economics

VII. Potential and Use


Jewels for Industry

I. Introduction

II. Diamond

III. Ruby and Sapphire

IV. Emerald

V. Quartz

VI. Miscellaneous

VII. Future Developments

A Few Selected References for Additional Information

Solid Propellants

I. Introduction

II. Modern Solid Propellant Rocket Motors

III. Formulation of Solid Propellants

IV. Processing Solid Propellants

V. Physical Properties of Solid Propellants

VI. Propellant Testing and Rocket Motor Inspection

VII. Advanced Solid Propellants and Rocket Concepts

VIII. Conclusions



I. Introduction

II. The Discovery and Development of Superconductivity

III. The Origin of Superconductivity

IV. Materials for Superconducting Magnets

V. Power Applications

VI. Computer Elements

VII. The Superconducting Bolometer

VIII. Frictionless Bearings

IX. High-Frequency Application of Superconductors

X. The Future of Superconductivity

XI. Summary


Engineering Glass

I. Nature and Chemical Composition

II. Manufacture

III. Properties

IV. Engineering of Glass

V. Glass in Buildings

VI. Vehicle Glazing

VII. Industrial Uses

VIII. Lamp and Electronic Industries

IX. Glass for Science

X. Summary



I. Introduction

II. Sources and Metal Recovery

III. Properties of Beryllium

IV. Beryllium Oxide

V. Beryllium as an Alloying Element

VI. Fabrication

VII. Special Products

VIII. Precautions in Handling

IX. Applications

X. Recent Developments

XI. Conclusions


Author Index

Subject Index


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