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Principles of Inorganic Materials Design / Edition 2
     

Principles of Inorganic Materials Design / Edition 2

by John N. Lalena
 

ISBN-10: 0470404035

ISBN-13: 9780470404034

Pub. Date: 02/02/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Lalena, a consultant, and Cleary (chemistry, Gonzaga University) explore topics pertinent to the design of new inorganic materials which are not usually covered in standard solid-state chemistry books. They present concepts from chemistry, physics, materials science, metallurgy, and ceramics in a unified treatment targeted towards the chemistry audience. The books

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Lalena, a consultant, and Cleary (chemistry, Gonzaga University) explore topics pertinent to the design of new inorganic materials which are not usually covered in standard solid-state chemistry books. They present concepts from chemistry, physics, materials science, metallurgy, and ceramics in a unified treatment targeted towards the chemistry audience. The books starts with an introduction to structure at the mesoscopic level and progresses to smaller-length scales. Next, consideration is given to both phenomenological and atomistic-level descriptions of different properties of inorganic materials. Worked examples and biographies of major chemists are included. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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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