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    Materials Chemistry

    ISBN-10: 9400706928
    ISBN-13: 9789400706927
    Author(s): Bradley D. Fahlman
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    Edition: 2nd
    Publisher: Springer London, Limited
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 736
    Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
    Weight: 3.080
    Language: English

    Bradley Fahlman obtained his PhD at Rice University (Houston, Texas) in 2000 and was awarded his BSc. (High Hons.) at the University of Regina (Canada) in 1996. At present he is Associate Professor of Chemistry at Michigan University. His research interests involve amongst others the synthesis of novel hafnium thin-film precursors, use of these precursors for oxide/nitride/oxynitride thing film growth using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and atomic layer deposition (ALD), development and electrochemical testing of novel nanomaterials ofr Li ion battery anode applications and mechanistic investigation of low-temperature carbon nanotube/nanofibre growth. Brad is head of the Fahlman research group, whose overall objective is to design new and improved routes to interesting and industrially useful nanostructural materials and thin films. The following projects are of current ongoing interest to the group, finding applications for homeland security, as well as advanced components such as fuel cells, sensors, microelectronic devices, and future molecular electronic nanodevices: 1. Design of materials for low-temperature degradation of chemical warfare agents and pesticides. 2. Supercritical fluid facilitated growth of thin films and novel nanostructural materials. 3. Chemical vapor deposition/characterization of Group 13 nitride and oxynitride thin films, including the development of novel single-source, liquid precursors. 4. Nanotube-template chemical vapor deposition of novel nanostructures. Bradley Fahlman received a 2008 Textbook Excellence Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) for the first edition of his book Materials Chemistry.

    Preface
    What is Materials Chemistry?
    Historical Perspectives
    Considerations in the Design of New Materials
    Design of New Materials Through a �Critical Thinking� Approach
    Solid-State Chemistry
    Amorphous vs. Crystalline Solids
    Types of Bonding in Solids
    Ionic Solids
    Metallic Solids
    Covalent Network Solids
    Molecular Solids
    The Crystalline State
    Crystal Growth Techniques
    Crystal Structures
    Crystal Symmetry and Space Groups
    X-Ray Diffraction from Crystalline Solids
    Crystal Imperfections
    Physical Properties of Crystals
    Bonding in Crystalline Solids: Introduction to Band Theory
    The Amorphous State
    Sol-Gel Processing
    Glasses
    Cementitious Materials
    Ceramics
    Metals
    Mining and Processing of Metals
    Powder Metallurgy
    Metallic Structures and Properties
    Phase Behavior of Iron-Carbon Alloys
    Hardening Mechanisms of Steels
    Stainless Steels
    Nonferrous Metals and Alloys
    Metal Surface Treatments for Corrosion Resistance
    Magnetism
    Reversible Hydrogen Storage
    Semiconductors
    Properties and Types of Semiconductors
    Silicon-Based Applications
    Silicon Wafer Production
    Integrated Circuits
    Light-Emitting Diodes: There is Life Outside of Silicon!
    Thermoelectric (Te) Materials
    Polymeric Materials
    Polymer Classifications and Nomenclature
    Polymerization Mechanisms
    Addition Polymerization
    Heterogeneous Catalysis
    Homogeneous Catalysis
    Step-Growth Polymerization
    Dendritic Polymers
    Polymerization via �Click� Chemistry
    �Soft Materials� Applications: Structure vs. Properties
    Biomaterials Applications
    Conductive Polymers
    Molecular Magnets
    Polymer Additives
    Flame Retardants
    Nanomaterials
    Nanotoxicity
    What is �Nanotechnology�?
    Nanoscale Building Blocks and Applications
    Zero-Dimensional Nanomaterials
    One-Dimensional Nanostructures
    Two-Dimensional Nanostructures: The �Graphene Frontier�
    Materials Characterization
    Optical Microscopy
    Electron Microscopy
    Electron Sources
    Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
    Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
    Surface Characterization Techniques Based on Particle Bombardment
    Photoelectron Spectroscopy (PES)
    X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS)
    Ion-Bombardment Techniques
    Atom-Probe Tomography (APT)
    Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM)
    Bulk Characterization Techniques
    Chemical Vapor Deposition of Carbon Nanotubes
    Background Information
    Procedure
    Supercritical Fluid Facilitated Growth of Copper and Aluminum Oxide NanopArticles
    Procedure
    Synthesis and Characterization of Liquid Crystals
    Procedure
    Template Synthesis and Magnetic Manipulation of Nickel Nanowires
    Procedure
    Introduction to Photolithography
    Procedure
    Synthesis of Gold Nanoclusters
    Procedure
    Synthesis of Porous Silicon
    Procedure
    Solid-Liquid-Solid (SLS) Growth of Silicon Nanowires
    Procedure
    Synthesis of Ferrofluids
    Metallurgy/Phase Transformations
    Heat Treatment of Glass Ceramics
    Index

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