Transition Metal Carbides and Nitrides

Transition Metal Carbides and Nitrides

1st Edition - January 1, 1971

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  • Editor: Louis Toth
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323157223

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Refractory Materials, Volume 7: Transition Metal Carbides and Nitrides discusses the developments in transition metal carbide and nitride research. This volume is organized into nine chapters that emphasize the mechanical and superconducting properties of these compounds. The introductory chapters deal with the general properties, preparation techniques, characterization, crystal chemistry, phase relationships, and thermodynamics of transition metal carbides and nitrides. The following chapter highlights the mechanical properties of these compounds, such as elastic and plastic deformation, fracture, strengthening mechanisms, and hardness. The discussion then shifts to specific electrical and magnetic properties, including electrical resistivity, Hall coefficient, and magnetic susceptibility. A separate chapter is devoted to carbides and nitrides as superconductors. The concluding chapters explore certain theories that explain the mechanisms of band structure and bonding in carbides and nitrides. This volume is of great value to research workers in metallurgy, ceramics, physics, chemistry, and related fields, as well as to advanced students investigating problems concerning high temperature materials or interstitial compounds.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    1. General Properties, Preparation, and Characterization

    I. Introduction

    II. Survey of General Properties

    III. Applications

    IV. Preparation Techniques

    V. The Problem of Characterization


    2. Crystal Chemistry

    I. Introduction

    II. Hägg Compounds

    III. Non-Hägg-Like Phases

    IV. Nowotny Octahedral Phases


    3. Phase Relationships

    I. Introduction

    II. Phase Diagrams of Carbides

    III. Phase Diagrams of the Nitrides

    IV. Ternary Systems


    4. Thermodynamics of Refractory Carbides and Nitrides

    I. Introduction

    II. Low-Temperature Heat Capacities

    III. Standard State Entropies and Enthalpies at 298.15°K

    IV. High-Temperature Thermodynamic Properties

    V. Theoretical Treatments


    5. Mechanical Properties

    I. Introduction

    II. Elastic Behavior

    III. Plastic Deformation

    IV. Fracture and Ductile-Brittle Transition Temperature

    V. Strengthening Mechanisms

    VI. Microhardness

    VII. Summary


    6. Electrical and Magnetic Properties

    I. Introduction

    II. Electrical Resistivities

    III. Hall Coefficients

    IV. Magnetic Susceptibilities

    V. Electronic Specific Heat Coefficient

    VI. Thermoelectric Power

    VII. Thermal Conductivities

    VIII. Soft X-Ray Emission

    IX. Limitations of Electron Correlations, Fact or Fiction

    X. General Observations


    7. Superconducting Properties

    I. Introduction

    II. Superconducting Critical Temperatures

    III. Critical Magnetic Fields and Critical Currents

    IV. Basic Mechanisms

    V. Correlations


    8. Band Structure and Bonding in Carbides and Nitrides

    I. Introduction

    II. Strong Metal-Nonmetal Bonding Theories

    III. Strong Metal-Metal Bonding Theories

    IV. Strong Metal-Metal and Metal-Nonmetal Bonds

    V. Comparison with Observed Physical Properties


    9. Postscript

    I. Future Areas of Research and Critical Problems


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 296
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1971
  • Published: January 1, 1971
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323157223

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Louis Toth

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