As inorganic materials are put to more and more practical uses--mainly in electric, magnetic, and optical devices--materials scientists must have an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the chemical and physical properties of inorganic compounds. This volume--the first of its kind in twenty years--provides a unified presentation of the chemistry of non-stoichiometric compounds based on statistical thermodynamics and structural inorganic chemistry. Four modern examples of non-stoichiometric compounds--ionic conducting compounds, hydrogen absorbing alloys, magnetic materials, and electrical materials--are discussed in detail. Students and researchers in structural inorganic chemistry, crystallography, materials science, and solid state physics will find this much-needed book both practical and informative.
`the quality of the worked examples is impressive, and there can be no doubt that this book fills a large gap in the field, and will be useful to many solid-state chemists'
T.C. Gibb, Chemistry in Britain, January 1995
1: Non-stoichiometric compounds derived from point defects
2: Non-stoichiometric compounds derived from extended defects
3: Examples of the practical use of non-stoichiometric compounds
Series: Oxford Science Publications
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 13th January 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.6