Concise Encyclopedia of Materials Characterization
- R.W. Cahn, University of Cambridge, UK
- E. Lifshin, General Electric Corporate Research and Development, Schenectady, NY, USA
For all materials scientists, chemists and engineers involved in research into any aspect of the characterization of materials.
- Published: December 1992
- Imprint: PERGAMON
- 5-Year Impact Factor:
...after delving into this volume, one is far better equipped with the fundamental physical principles behind the various techniques, the classes of information that can be obtained, the types of specimen preparation that will be required, and indeed, some idea of whether it would be possible with one's own material...an excellent volume... Given the stables from which it derives, it is hardly a surprise that this is a first rate source.
Alan Boyde, University College London, Scanning, 1993
Derek Budgell, Advanced Materials, 1994
...this book provides a valuable collection of concise yet reliable accounts, mostly written by internationally recognised experts, on nearly all the important techniques and many more. Articles are generally well illustrated and supplemented by useful lists of references, and access is facilitated by a good index...the editors are to be congratulated for the excellence of the cross-referencing and the admirable uniformity of level of treatment which has been achieved over the contributions from some 130 different authors, and upon the inclusion of useful articles on several techniques which have become viable research tools only in the past few years.... The book will prove a valuable and authoritative initial reference source for materials scientists or engineers needing to explore the techniques available to evaluate material properties, at the research or industrial development level. It is well produced and bound, and can be warmly recommended to the industrial or academic library with readers in any of the physical sciences or engineering, and also to research groups and indiduals working in the area of materials characterisation.
I.M. Hutchings, Librarian, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, Science and Technology, 1995