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Physical Chemistry of Ionic Materials : Ions and Electrons in Solids - Joachim Maier

Physical Chemistry of Ionic Materials

Ions and Electrons in Solids

Paperback Published: 21st May 2004
ISBN: 9780470870761
Number Of Pages: 540

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Defects play an important role in determining the properties of solids. This book provides an introduction to chemical bond, phonons, and thermodynamics; treatment of point defect formation and reaction, equilibria, mechanisms, and kinetics; kinetics chapters on solid state processes; and electrochemical techniques and applications. <ul> <li>Offers a coherent description of fundamental defect chemistry and the most common applications. <li>Up-to-date trends and developments within this field. <li>Combines electrochemical concepts with aspects of semiconductor physics. </ul>


1. Introduction.


The defect concept: Point defects as the main actors.

2. Bonding aspects: From atoms to solid state.

Chemical bonding in simple molecules.

Many atoms in contact: The solid state as a giant molecule.

3. Phonons.

Einstein and Debye models.


4. Equilibrium thermodynamics of the perfect solid.

Preliminary remarks. 

The formalism of equilibrium thermodynamics.

Examples of equilibrium thermodynamics.

5. Equilibrium thermodynamics of the real solid.

Preliminary remarks.

Equilibrium thermodynamics of point defect formation.

Equilibrium thermodynamics of electronic defects.

Higher dimensional defects.

Point defect reactions.

Doping effects.

Interactions between defects.

Boundary layers and size effects.

6. Kinetics and irreversible thermodynamics.

Transport and reaction.

Electrical mobility.

Phenomenological diffusion coefficients.

Concentration profiles.

Diffusion kinetics of stoichiometry change.

Complications of matter transport.

Surface reactions.


Solid state reactions.

7. Solid state electrochemistry: Measurement techniques and applications.

Preliminary remarks: Current and voltage in the light of defect chemistry.

Open circuit cells.

Cells under current load.

Cells generating current.

8. Bibliography.


ISBN: 9780470870761
ISBN-10: 0470870761
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 540
Published: 21st May 2004
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.31 x 17.18  x 2.84
Weight (kg): 0.87
Edition Number: 1