Modern Materials

Modern Materials

Advances in Development and Applications

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Editor: Bruce W. Gonser
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483221588

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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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  • No. of pages: 398
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1968
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483221588

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Bruce W. Gonser

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