Artifice and Artefacts: 100 Essays in Materials Science

Artifice and Artefacts: 100 Essays in Materials Science

by R.W Cahn, Cahn


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ISBN-13: 9780750301527
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/01/1992
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Nanostructured materials. Fractal dimension and fracture. Smooth tritium for laser function. In vino veritas. Self-propagating high temperature synthesis. Strategies to defeat brittleness. Limits to Coulomb's law. Searching for supermagnets. A soft superionically conducting lower mantle? The genesis of a void lattice. Vacancies in nickel-aluminium and other alloys. Crystal defects and melting. Beaded bubbles. Metal bites metal. Rock fabrics. Glass alloys. Looking at the hydrogen economy. Crystallite coalescence. How to design an alloy. Ordering in films. New superlattices. Brittle fracture by thermal shock. Anisotropy at surface tension. When is epitaxy possible? Passage of ions through crystals. The legacy of Xenophon. Polymorphs and Amorphs. Microstructure analysed. Phase energies. Harmony of the spheres. Homo or Hetero? New light on epitaxy. Sputtering. Sticks and carrots. Powder metallurgy: New techniques and applications. Ultrahard magnets. A final limit to superheating. Penny plain, tuppence coloured. The supermodulus syndrome. Novel model for cavity lattices. Order in disorder. The power of paradox. Between the devil and the deep blue sea. Solar energy storage and conversion by hydrogen cycle. Topology of crystal grains. Super-ionic conductors. Figures of merit.

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