Systematic Materials Analysis

Systematic Materials Analysis

1st Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Editor: J.H. Richardson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323147569

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Systematic Materials Analysis, Volume IV presents refined instrumental methods available for materials analysis, which involves the complete characterization of a material, including structural and textural analyses in addition to chemical analysis. This volume is composed of 11 chapters. Each chapter on specific instruments outlines the theories of operation and describes their capability for qualitative and quantitative measurements of chemical composition, structure, and texture. The sensitivity and selectivity of each method are emphasized. The specific techniques and instruments covered in this book include the atomic-absorption and atomic-fluorescence flame photometry, ion microprobe, mass spectrometry, neutron diffractometry, polarimetry, polarography, dynamic thermal analysis, and transmission electron microscopy. This book is intended primarily to materials analysts, engineers, researchers, and undergraduate and graduate level students.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors



    Contents of Other Volumes

    Chapter 30 Atomic-Absorption and Atomic-Fluorescence Flame Photometry


    1 Fundamentals

    2 The Flame

    3 Instrumentation

    4 Interferences

    5 Analytical Characteristics

    6 Analytical Methodology

    7 Applications


    Chapter 31 Ion Microprobe

    1 Ion Sputtering as an Analytical Tool

    2 Ion Microprobe Instrumentation

    3 Experimental Procedures

    4 Quantitative Analysis


    Chapter 32 Mass Spectrometry


    1 Ion Sources

    2 Mass Analyzers

    3 Detectors

    4 Inlet Systems

    5 Computers


    Chapter 33 Molecular Weight Determinations


    1 Theory

    2 Molecular Weight Distribution

    3 Methods for Determining Molecular Weight


    Chapter 34 Neutron Diffractometry


    1 Theory and Comparison with Other Diffraction Techniques

    2 Instrumentation

    3 Applications

    4 Other Types of Investigations

    5 Future of Neutron Scattering


    Chapter 35 Particulate Characterization


    1 Particle Size Analysis

    2 Surface Area Analysis

    3 Powder Density


    Chapter 36 Polarimetry


    1 Theory

    2 Instrumentation

    3 Applications


    Chapter 37 Polarography and Related Methods

    Introduction to Electrochemical Methods of Analysis

    1 Theory of Polarography and Related Methods

    2 Applications and Limitations

    3 Data Form


    Chapter 38 Methods for the Detection of Noncentrosymmetry in Solids


    1 Symmetry Elements and Methods for Their Determination

    2 Second Harmonic Generation in Crystals and Powders

    3 Design and Operation of a Second Harmonic Analyzer

    4 Application to Specific Problems


    Chapter 39 Dynamic Thermal Analysis


    1 Thermogravimetry

    2 Differential Thermal Analysis and Differential Scanning Calorimetry

    3 Thermomechanical Analysis

    4 Conclusion


    Chapter 40 Transmission Electron Microscopy


    1 A Description of the Electron Microscope and Its Capabilities

    2 Replica Techniques

    3 Preparation of Thin Foils

    4 Image Contrast in Thin Foils

    5 Applications of Thin Foil Techniques


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 512
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1978
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323147569

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