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Materials Engineering
Bonding, Structure, and Structure-Property Relationships

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  • Date Published: December 2017
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107103788

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  • Designed for both one- and two-semester courses, this textbook provides a succinct and easy-to-read introduction to crystal structures and structure-property relations. By linking together the fundamentals of bond strength and the arrangement of atoms in space with the mechanical, optical, magnetic and electrical properties that they control, students will gain an intuitive understanding of how different materials are suited to particular applications. The systematics of crystal structures are described for both organic and inorganic materials, with coverage including small molecular crystals, polymers, metals, ceramics and semiconductors. Hundreds of figures and practice problems help students gain an advanced, 3D understanding of how structure governs behavior, and a wealth of examples throughout show how the underlying theory is translated into practical devices. With solutions, video lectures and overheads available online for instructors, this is an excellent resource for graduates and senior undergraduates studying materials science and engineering.

    • Addresses both crystal structure and structure-property relations in the same book
    • Richly illustrated with hundreds of figures, with colour versions available online, allowing easy visualisation of crystal structures and aiding understanding of how atoms are connected in space
    • Includes hundreds of practice problems to aid understanding of key concepts, with a solutions manual for instructors available online
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    • Date Published: December 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107103788
    • length: 630 pages
    • dimensions: 260 x 185 x 31 mm
    • weight: 1.43kg
    • contains: 700 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction to bonding, structure, and structure-property relations
    2. Raw materials
    3. Chemical bonding and electronegativity
    4. Hardness, melting points and boiling points
    5. Planes, directions, and morphology
    6. Crystal systems and theoretical density
    7. Symmetry, point groups, and stereographic projections
    8. Covalent crystals
    9. Ionic crystals
    10. Metallic crystals
    11. Molecular crystals
    12. Polymers
    13. Pauling's rules, bond valence, and structure-field maps
    14. Crystal field theory
    15. Solid solutions and phase diagrams
    16. Defects
    17. Gases and liquids
    18. Glasses
    19. Silica and silicates
    20. Phase transformations
    21. Cement
    22. Surface properties
    23. Neumann's law and tensor properties
    24. Thermal properties
    25. Diffusion and ionic conductivity
    26. Electrical conductivity
    27. Optical properties
    28. Dielectrics and ferroelectrics
    29. Magnetism
    30. Mechanical properties
    Appendix A. Crystallographic symbols
    Appendix B. Shannon–Prewitt ionic radii.

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    Susan Trolier-McKinstry, Robert E. Newnham

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    Susan Trolier-McKinstry, Pennsylvania State University
    Susan Trolier-McKinstry is the Steward S. Flaschen Professor of Ceramic Science and Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Director of the Nanofabrication Facility at Pennsylvania State University. She is also the President of the Materials Research Society, and a Fellow of the IEEE and the American Ceramic Society.

    Robert E. Newnham, Pennsylvania State University
    Robert E. Newnham was a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Pennsylvania State University and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He was the recipient of numerous awards, including the John Jeppson Medal from the American Ceramic Society and the Turnbull Lecturer Award from the Materials Research Society.

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