Structure of Materials: An Introduction to Crystallography, Diffraction and Symmetry / Edition 2

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Blending rigorous presentation with ease of reading, this self-contained textbook covers the fundamentals of crystallography, symmetry and diffraction to several classes of materials. The first half of the book is a systematic treatment of the basics of crystallography, discussing bonding, crystal systems, symmetry, point groups and concepts of diffraction. The latter half is more advanced in scope, applying structural determination methods to the study of a broad range of materials, including metallic, ceramic, covalent, amorphous, molecular solids and nanomaterials. Throughout the text, mathematical theory and abstraction is complemented by a highly visual approach, allowing the reader to fully comprehened crystal structure. With over 430 illustrations, 400 homework problems and crystal structure files, this is suitable for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses on crystallagraphy within materials science and engineering.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107005877
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/8/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 776
  • Sales rank: 484,060
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Marc De Graef is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA, where he is also Co-director of the J. Earle and Mary Roberts Materials Characterization Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1989 from the Catholic University of Leuven. An accomplished writer in the field, he is on the Board of Directors for the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS).

Michael E. McHenry is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, with an appointment in Physics, at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in 1988 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, before which he spent three years working in industry as a process engineer. Also an accomplished writer, he is Publication Chair for the Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM) Conference.

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Table of Contents

1. Materials and materials properties; 2. The periodic table and bonds; 3. What is a crystal structure?; 4. Crystallographic computations; 5. Lattice planes; 6. Reciprocal space; 7. Additional crystallographic computations; 8. Symmetry in crystallography; 9. Point groups; 10. Plane groups and space groups; 11. X-ray diffraction: geometry; 12. X-ray diffraction: intensities; 13. Other diffraction techniques; 14. About crystal structures and diffraction patterns; 15. Non-crystallographic point groups; 16. Periodic and aperiodic things; 17. Metallic structures I; 18. Metallic structures II; 19. Metallic structures III: quasicrystals; 20. Metallic structures IV: amorphous metals; 21. Ceramic structures I; 22. Ceramic structures II: high temperature superconductors; 23. Ceramic structures III: terrestrial and extraterrestrial minerals; 24. Molecular solids and biological materials.
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