An up–to–date, single–source reference on preparatory inorganic materials science
This comprehensive volume on the preparation of single–phase inorganic materials covers the most important methods and techniques in solid–state synthesis and materials fabrication, including recent advances in the field. Incorporating both the fundamental background as well as information on advanced methodologies, Inorganic Materials Synthesis and Fabrication:
Explains the basic principles of crystallography, thermodynamics, and kinetics required to use the techniques described
Covers crystallographic and microstructural considerations
Discusses the chemical energetics and atomistics of reactions and transformations in solids
Details solid–vapor reactions, solid–liquid reactions, and solid–solid reactions
Covers nanomaterials synthesis, including bottom–up and top–down methods
Incorporates information on materials fabrication, including texture control, forming processes, consolidation methods, and more
Includes extensive references to the literature
Presents biographical sketches of distinguished materials scientists of the twentieth century
With an accessible, interdisciplinary approach, this is an excellent introductory text for materials science and engineering, chemistry, and physics students, as well as a practical, hands–on reference for working professionals.
1. Crystallographic and Microstructural Considerations.
2. Chemical Energetics and Atomistics of Reactions and Transformations in Solids.
3. Solid – Vapor Reactions.
4. Solid – Liquid Reactions.
5. Solid – Solid Reactions.
6. Nanomaterials Synthesis.
7. Materials Fabrication.
Appendix A1: General Mechanical Engineering Terms.
Appendix A2: Green Materials Synthesis and Processing.