Phase Transitions - 1973

Phase Transitions - 1973

Proceedings of the Conference on Phase Transitions and Their Applications in Materials Science, University Park, Pennsylvania, May 23-25, 1973

1st Edition - January 1, 1973

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  • Editors: H. K. Henisch, R. Roy, L. E. Cross
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483158624

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Phase Transitions - 1973 is a collection of the proceedings of the Conference on Phase Transitions and Their Applications in Materials Science, held at Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, on May 23-25, 1973. The papers explore some of the practical applications of solid-state phase transitions and consequent precursor property modifications in metals, ceramics, glasses, polymers, macromolecules, and biological systems. Comprised of 41 chapters, this book begins with an introduction to applications of phase transitions in materials science, followed by a syncretist classification of phase transitions. Subsequent chapters discuss phase transitions in materials such as liquid crystals, PLZT ceramics, disordered semiconductors, silver iodide single crystals, and aluminum alloys. The structural aspects of phase transitions are also considered, along with the statistical mechanics of glass transition; thermal expansion and phase transitions in silica; phase transformation of Fe-Mn alloys induced by shock loading; and order-disorder transitions in biopolymers. This monograph will be of interest to physicists and materials scientists.

Table of Contents

  • Papers Presented at the Conference on Phase Transitions and Their Applications in Materials Science

    Applications of Phase Transitions in Materials Science

    A Syncretist Classification of Phase Transitions

    Phase Transitions Between Optically Distinguishable States and Some Potential Applications

    Phase Transitions in Liquid Crystals

    Electrically-Controlled Secondary Phase in PLZT Ceramics

    Light Induced Transformations in Disordered Semiconductors

    Optical Studies on the High Pressure Phase Transformations in Silver Iodide Single Crystals

    Around the Mott Transition in Binary Transition Metal Compounds

    Self Consistent Random Static Field Approximations in the Electron Correlation Problem

    Free Energy Model of High Temperature Transition in Ti2O3 and V2O3

    Theory of Semiconductor Phase Diagrams with Applications

    Structural Aspects of Phase Transitions

    Lattice Wave Description of Metallurgical Phase Transformations

    Neutron Study of the Beta-to-Omega Instability in Zr0.80Nb0.20

    Some Surprises from Raman Measurements of Displacive Ferroelectrics Below Tc

    What Good are Soft Modes?

    Phase Decomposition in Aluminum Alloys Quenched from the Liquid State

    Shock Wave Techniques for the Examination of Phase Transitions

    Phase Transitions in Mössbauer Spectroscopy

    The Study of Phase Transitions by Raman Spectroscopy under Uniaxial Stress

    Continuous Heating Method for High Resolution Specific Heat Measurements

    Statistical Mechanics of the Glass Transition

    Effects of Mixing and Ordering on the Glass Transition in Metallic Glasses of Pd-Ni-P and Pt-Ni-P

    Thermal Dilatation and Glass Transition of Amorphous Polymers

    Mechanisms for Diffusionless Phase Transformations

    Electron Microscopic Study of Phase Transformations in Pure and Partially-Stabilized ZrO2

    Microstrain Measurements in Monoclinic ⇄ Tetragonal Phase Transition of Zirconia

    The Polymorphic Phase in PLZT Ceramics

    The Stability of the Phase Transformation of Fe-Mn Alloys Induced by Shock Loading

    Thermal Expansion and Phase Transitions in Silica

    On Mechanisms of the B1 ↔ B2 Structural Transformation

    Theory of Order-Disorder Transitions in Biopolymers

    Detection of Phase Transitions in Molecular Crystals and Macromolecular Substances by Positron Annihilation

    Phase Transition Behaviour as a Guide for Selecting Solid Electrolyte Materials

    Disordering Kinetics of β' Phase Cu-Zn and Ag-Zn

    Enthalpy of the Olivine-Spinel Transition in Magnesium Orthogermanate and the Thermodynamics of Olivinespinel-Phenacite Stability Relations

    Crystallization Behavior of Glassforming Asymmetric Aromatic Hydrocarbons: 1:2 Diphenylbenzene and Related Compounds

    Electrical Charge Transport Mechanisms in Carbon Black Filled Glassy Polymers

    Evolution of First Order Magnetic Transitions in the Solid Solution Cu1-xAgxMn3N

    Unusual Phase Transition Behavior in Weakly Interacting Magnetic Cluster Substances: Application to Magnetic Cooling

    Hall Coefficient of Magnetic Metals Near a Phase Transition

    Author Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 454
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1973
  • Published: January 1, 1973
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483158624

About the Editors

H. K. Henisch

Affiliations and Expertise

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

R. Roy

Affiliations and Expertise

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

L. E. Cross

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