Principles of Inorganic Materials Design / Edition 2

Principles of Inorganic Materials Design / Edition 2

by John N. Lalena, David A. Cleary
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470404035

ISBN-13: 9780470404034

Pub. Date: 02/02/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Unique interdisciplinary approach enables readers to overcome complex design challenges

Integrating concepts from chemistry, physics, materials science, metallurgy, and ceramics, Principles of Inorganic Materials Design, Second Edition offers a unique interdisciplinary approach that enables readers to grasp the complexities of inorganic materials.

Overview

Unique interdisciplinary approach enables readers to overcome complex design challenges

Integrating concepts from chemistry, physics, materials science, metallurgy, and ceramics, Principles of Inorganic Materials Design, Second Edition offers a unique interdisciplinary approach that enables readers to grasp the complexities of inorganic materials. The book provides a solid foundation in the principles underlying the design of inorganic materials and then offers the guidance and tools needed to create specific materials with desired macroscopic properties.

Principles of Inorganic Materials Design, Second Edition begins with an introduction to structure at the microscopic level and then progresses to smaller-length scales. Next, the authors explore both phenomenological and atomistic-level descriptions of transport properties, the metal-nonmetal transition, magnetic and dielectric properties, optical properties, and mechanical properties. Lastly, the book covers phase equilibria, synthesis, and nanomaterials.

Special features include:

  • Introduction to the CALPHAD method, an important, but often overlooked topic

  • More worked examples and new end-of-chapter problems to help ensure mastery of the concepts

  • Extensive references to the literature for more in-depth coverage of particular topics

  • Biographies introducing twentieth-century pioneers in the field of inorganic materials science

This Second Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, incorporating the latest findings and featuring expanded discussions of such key topics as microstructural aspects, density functional theory, dielectric properties, mechanical properties, and nanomaterials.

Armed with this text, students and researchers in inorganic and physical chemistry, physics, materials science, and engineering will be equipped to overcome today's complex design challenges. This textbook is recommended for senior-level undergraduate and graduate course work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470404034
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/02/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
585
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

1. The Mesoscale.

1.1 Interfaces in Polycrystals.

1.2 Solidified Metals and Alloys.

1.3 Ceramic Powder Aggregates.

1.4 Thin-Film Microstructure.

2. Crystal Structure and Bonding.

2.1 Structure Description Methods.

2.2 Cohesive Forces in Solids.

2.3 Structural Energetics.

2.4 Common Structure Types.

2.5 Structural Disturbances.

2.6 Structural Control and Synthetic Strategies.

3. The Electronic Level, I: An Overview of Band Theory.

3.1 The Many-Body Schrodinger Equation.

3.2 Bloch’s Theorem.

3.3 Reciprocal Space.

3.4 A Choice of Basis Sets.

3.5 Understanding Band-Structure Diagrams.

3.6 Breakdown of the Independent Electron Approximation.

3.7 Density Functional Theory: An Alternative to the Hartree–Fock Approach.

4. The Electronic Structure, II: The Tight-Binding Approximation.

4.1 The General LCAO Method.

4.2 Extension of the LCAO Method to Crystalline Solids.

4.3 Orbital Interactions in Monatomic Solids.

4.4 Tight-Binding Assumptions.

4.5 Qualitative LCAO Band Structures.

4.6 Total Energy Tight-Binding Calculations.

5. Transport Properties.

5.1 An Introduction to Tensors.

5.2 Thermal Conductivity.

5.3 Electronic Conductivity.

5.4 Atomic Transport.

6. Metal–Nonmetal Transitions.

6.1 Correlated Systems.

6.2 Anderson Localization.

6.3 Experimentally Distinguishing Electron Correlation from Disorder.

6.4 Tuning the Metal–Nonmetal Transition.

6.5 Other Types of Electronic Transitions.

7. Magnetic and Dielectric Properties.

7.1 Macroscopic Magnetic Behavior.

7.2 Atomic Origin of Paramagnetism.

7.3 Spontaneous Magnetic Ordering.

7.4 Magnetotransport Properties.

7.5 Magnetostriction.

7.6 Dielectric Properties.

8. Optical Properties of Materials.

8.1 Maxwell’s Equations.

8.2 Refractive Index.

8.3 Absorption.

8.4 Nonlinear Effects.

8.5 Summary.

9. Mechanical Properties.

9.1 Basic Definitions.

9.2 Elasticity.

9.3 Plasticity.

9.4 Fracture.

10. Phase Equilibria, Phase Diagrams, and Phase Modeling.

10.1 Thermodynamic Systems, Phases, and Components.

10.2 The First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics.

10.3 Understanding Phase Diagrams.

10.4 Experimental Phase-Diagram Determinations.

10.5 Phase-Diagram Modeling.

11. An Introduction to Nanomaterials.

11.1 History of Nanotechnology.

11.2 Properties of Matter at the Nanoscale.

12. Synthetic Strategies.

12.1 Synthetic Strategies.

12.2 Summary.

Index.

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