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Phase Diagrams and Heterogeneous Equilibria : A Practical Introduction - Bruno Predel

Phase Diagrams and Heterogeneous Equilibria

A Practical Introduction

Hardcover Published: 14th September 2004
ISBN: 9783540140115
Number Of Pages: 352

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This advanced comprehensive textbook introduces the practical application of phase diagrams to the thermodynamics of materials consisting of several phases. It describes the fundamental physics and thermodynamics as well as experimental methods, treating all material classes: metals, glasses, ceramics, polymers, organic materials, aqueous solutions. With many application examples and realistic cases from chemistry and materials science, it is intended for students and researchers in chemistry, metallurgy, mineralogy, and materials science as well as in engineering and physics. The authors treat the nucleation of phase transitions, the production and stability of technologically important metastable phases, and metallic glasses. Also concisely presented are the thermodynamics and composition of polymer systems. This innovative text puts this powerful analytical approach into a readily understandable and practical context, perhaps for the first time.

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"This graduate textbook introduces the practical application of phase diagrams for students and researchers in materials science, chemistry, and mineralogy, as well as engineering and physics. Heterogeneous equilibria are illustrated by practical examples in different application fields, while theory is kept to a minimum. An emphasis is placed on providing tools for predicting energetic, structural, and physical quantities." (Materials Today)

"Predel and colleagues offer a good resource for students and professionals who wish to learn more about the practical aspects of phase equilibria ... . Unlike most other books on the subject, this practical introduction provides detailed, yet remarkably clear, description of physical phenomena ... . The descriptions are enhanced with more than 250 phase diagrams, micrographs, and other illustrations involving both real and idealized systems. ... Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals in materials-related fields." (D.D. Edwards, CHOICE, Vol. 42 (10), June, 2005)

Fundamental Facts and Concepts
Phase Equilibria in One-Component Systems
Phase Equilibria in Two-Component Systems under Exclusion of the Gas Phase
Phase Equilibria in Three-Component Systems and Four-Component Systems with Exclusion of the Gas Phase
Phase Equilibria Including a Vapor Phase
Thermodynamics
Nucleation During Phase Transitions
Metastable Phases
Effect of Diffusion on Phase Transformations
Organic and Polymeric Materials
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ISBN: 9783540140115
ISBN-10: 3540140115
Series: Engineering Materials and Processes
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 14th September 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.78