Characterization of Materials
- Publish Date: 1992-11-25
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Wachtman
Characterization of Materials covers in a single volume the major techniques increasingly used by physical scientists and engineers working on and with materials. It offers a solid coverage of a broad range of techniques, explaining their foundations, discussing their capabilities and limitations, and teaching their vocabulary. The book is not a manual on the operation of instruments. Instead, it emphasizes the underlying principles, which remain valid in successive generations of instruments. The book is organized following a classification of the fundamental physical processes of interaction between the incoming particles (or radiation) and the physical processes of interaction between the incoming particles (or radiation) and the materials. For the many physicists, chemists, materials scientists, metallurgists, ceramists, chemical engineers, and others who need a learning tool in the subject of materials characterization, and for characterization specialists who need a concise source on techniques outside their area of expertise, this book provides an integrated overview of this broad subject.
With Chapters on X-ray methods by Zwi H. Kalman.