Chemistry of Non-Stoichiometric Compounds

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As inorganic materials are put to more and more practical uses—mainly in electric, magnetic, and optical devices—materials scientists must have an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the chemical and physical properties of inorganic compounds. This volume—the first of its kind in twenty years—provides a unified presentation of the chemistry of non-stoichiometric compounds based on statistical thermodynamics and structural inorganic chemistry. Four modern examples of non-stoichiometric compounds—ionic conducting compounds, hydrogen absorbing alloys, magnetic materials, and electrical materials—are discussed in detail. Students and researchers in structural inorganic chemistry, crystallography, materials science, and solid state physics will find this much-needed book both practical and informative.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198555551
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Series: Oxford Science Publications
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Kyoto University, Kyoto
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Table of Contents

1 Non-Stoichiometric Compounds Derived from Point Defects 1
1.2 The phase rule and non-stoichiometry 5
1.3 Statistical thermodynamics of point defects and non-stoichiometry 18
1.4 Case studies of non-stoichiometric compounds 45
2 Non-Stoichiometric Compounds Derived from Extended Defects 115
2.2 Shear structures 115
2.3 Vernier structures 140
2.4 Micro-twin structures 157
2.5 Intergrowth structures 173
2.6 Adaptive structures 189
3 Examples of the Practical Use of Non-Stoichiometric Compounds 208
3.2 Ionic conducting materials - use of (ZrO[subscript 2])[subscript 0.85](CaO)[subscript 0.15] 208
3.3 Magnetic materials - control of oxygen composition and physical properties of Mn-Zn ferrites 212
3.4 Hydrogen absorbing alloys - the phase relation of the LaNi[subscript 5]-H[subscript 2] system 219
3.5 Electronic materials - phase diagram and crystal growth of GaAs 230
Subject index 253
Formula index 259
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