Understanding Solids The Science of Materials

ISBN-10: 0470852763

ISBN-13: 9780470852767

Edition: 2004

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A modern introduction to the subject taking a unique integrated approach designed to appeal to both science and engineering students. Covering a broad spectrum of topics, this book includes numerous up-to-date examples of real materials with relevant applications and a modern treatment of key concepts. The science bias allows this book to be equally accessible to engineers, chemists and physicists. Carefully structured into self-contained bite-sized chapters to enhance student understanding Questions have been designed to reinforce the concepts presented Includes coverage of radioactivity Relects a rapidly growing field from the science perspective
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List price: $79.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/3/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 616
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

Structures and Microstructures
The Electron Structure of Atoms
The Hydrogen Atom
The quantum mechanical description of a hydrogen atom
The energy of the electron
The location of the electron
Orbital shapes
Many Electron Atoms
The orbital approximation
Electron spin and electron configuration
The Periodic Table
Atomic Energy Levels
Electron energy levels
The vector model
Terms and term schemes
Answers to introductory questions
Further reading
Problems and exercises
Quick Quiz
Calculations and Questions
Chemical equations and units
The electron configuration of the lighter atoms
The 3d transition metals
The lanthanides
Energy levels and term schemes of many electron atoms
The ground state term of an atom
Chemical Bonding
Ionic Bonding
Ionic bonding
Madelung energy
Repulsive energy
Lattice energy
The formulae and structures of ionic compounds
Ionic size and shape
Ionic structures
Covalent Bonding
Molecular orbitals
The energies of molecular orbitals in diatomic molecules
Bonding between unlike atoms
Bond strength and direction
Orbital hybridisation
Multiple bonds
Metallic Bonding
Bonding in metals
Chemical bonding
Atomic orbitals and energy bands
Divalent and other metals
The classical free electron gas
The quantum free electron gas
The Fermi energy and Fermi surface
Energy bands
Brillouin zones
Alloys and non-crystalline metals
Bands in ionic and covalent solids
Answers to introductory questions
Further reading
Problems and exercises
Quick Quiz
Calculations and Questions
Madelung constants
States of Aggregation
Formulae and Names
Weak chemical bonds
Chemical names and formulae
Polymorphism and other transformations
Macrostructures, Microstructures and Nanostructures
Structures and microstructures
Crystalline solids
Non-crystalline solids
Partly crystalline solids
The Development of Microstructures
Point defects in crystals of elements
Solid solutions
Schottky defects
Frenkel defects
Non-stoichiometric compounds
Edge dislocations
Screw dislocations
Partial and mixed dislocations
Multiplication of dislocations
Planar defects
Volume defects; precipitates
Answers to introductory questions
Further reading
Problems and exercises
Quick Quiz
Calculations and Questions
Phase Diagrams
Phases and Phase Diagrams
One-component (unary) systems
Binary Phase Diagrams
Two-component (binary) systems
Simple binary phase diagrams: nickel (Ni) - copper (Cu)
Binary systems containing a eutectic point: Tin (Sn) - lead (Pb)
Solid solution formation
Binary systems containing intermediate compounds
The iron - carbon phase diagram
Steels and cast irons
Invariant points
Ternary Systems
Ternary phase diagrams
Answers to introductory questions
Further reading
Problems and exercises
Quick Quiz
Calculations and Questions
The phase rule
Crystallography and Crystal Structures
Crystal lattices
Crystal structures and crystal systems
Symmetry and crystal classes
Crystal planes and Miller indices
Hexagonal crystals and Miller-Bravais indices
The reciprocal lattice
The Determination of Crystal Structures
Single crystal X-ray diffraction
Powder X-ray diffraction
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