Atlas of Backscattering Kikuchi Diffraction Patterns,

Atlas of Backscattering Kikuchi Diffraction Patterns,

Materials Engineering has evolved as a crucial engineering discipline during the last 20 years. Microscopy has proved to be by far the most powerful technique for examining and understanding materials microstructures. Its methods are essential for developing new engineering materials of all types. The ^IMicroscopy in Materials Science Series embraces books ranging widely across the materials spectrum, including metals, ceramics, polymers and semiconductors, and deals with the full range of available techniques. Individual monographs concentrate on a particular type of material or a particular problem in materials sicence and review the use of microscopy techniques to characterize and understand the relevant materials microstructures. The series will be of great interest to a wide variety of academic and industrial research scientists and engineers. ^IAtlas of Backscattering Kikuchi Diffraction Patterns will provide a comprehensive handbook on how to identify crystalline phases in metals, semiconductors, ceramics and minerals in the fields of materials science and engineering, metallurgy, physics, physical chemistry, crystallography and geology. The authors describe the historical development of the backscattering Kikuchi diffraction technique, how it works and how it can be applied using the scanning electron microscope. It is the most straightforward method for obtaining selected area diffraction patterns and when used with the scanning electron microscope can be used on bulk samples. Patterns observed using this technique extend over a wide angular range and over a wide range of crystalline phases: the technique can thus be used to identify, classify and examine the materials microstructure. The text clearly explains how to prepare samples for examination, and how to interpret the patterns observed. The Atlas section includes photographs obtained from metallurgical, mineralogical, ceramic and semiconductor samples, from six of the seven crystal systems with different Bravais lattics and point group symmetries. The examples chosen clearly ilustrate the features particular to a crystal system. David Dingley has worked extensively on the development and pracical applications of the BKD technique since 1980. He provided the first commercial equipment for owrking on their interpretation, through the use of low light level television cameras. He has ben involved in several collaborative research projects in materials science and of late provided the first online computer assisted diffraction pattern analysis methods. Karim Baba-Kishi is currently based at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He carried out his original research with Dr Dingley at Bristol, and worked on the early photographs taken to demonstrate the value of the BKD tehcnique. He has published several important papers in this area, and until recently was a lecturer in phsyics, and ran the electron microscopy and analysis facility at the University of Essex. Valerie Randle is working on the commercial application of BKD and other analysis techniques for extending our knowledge of how microstructure determines the way in which different engineering materials behave. Dr Randle is a Royal Society Research Fellow, and is now continuing her research at the Department of Materials Engineering, University College of Swansea. The reader may be intersted to refer to ^IThe Measurement of Grain Boundary Geometry also published in this series, and to her earlier published work with the Institute of Materials, for further information on how to interpret BKD patterns. She has produced many of the diffraction patterns which form the atlas.

Electron Backscatter Diffraction in Materials Science

Electron Backscatter Diffraction in Materials Science

Electron backscatter diffraction is a very powerful and relatively new materials characterization technique aimed at the determination of crystallographic texture, grain boundary character distributions, lattice strain, phase identification, and much more. The purpose of this book is to provide the fundamental basis for electron backscatter diffraction in materials science, the current state of both hardware and software, and illustrative examples of the applications of electron backscatter diffraction to a wide-range of materials including undeformed and deformed metals and alloys, ceramics, and superconductors. The text has been substantially revised from the first edition, and the authors have kept the format as close as possible to the first edition text. The new developments covered in this book include a more comphrensive coverage of the fundamentals not covered in the first edition or other books in the field, the advances in hardware and software since the first edition was published, and current examples of application of electron backscatter diffraction to solve challenging problems in materials science and condensed-matter physics.

Atlas of Backscattering Kikuchi Diffraction Patterns,

Atlas of Backscattering Kikuchi Diffraction Patterns,

Materials Engineering has evolved as a crucial engineering discipline during the last 20 years. Microscopy has proved to be by far the most powerful technique for examining and understanding materials microstructures. Its methods are essential for developing new engineering materials of all types. The ^IMicroscopy in Materials Science Series embraces books ranging widely across the materials spectrum, including metals, ceramics, polymers and semiconductors, and deals with the full range of available techniques. Individual monographs concentrate on a particular type of material or a particular problem in materials sicence and review the use of microscopy techniques to characterize and understand the relevant materials microstructures. The series will be of great interest to a wide variety of academic and industrial research scientists and engineers. ^IAtlas of Backscattering Kikuchi Diffraction Patterns will provide a comprehensive handbook on how to identify crystalline phases in metals, semiconductors, ceramics and minerals in the fields of materials science and engineering, metallurgy, physics, physical chemistry, crystallography and geology. The authors describe the historical development of the backscattering Kikuchi diffraction technique, how it works and how it can be applied using the scanning electron microscope. It is the most straightforward method for obtaining selected area diffraction patterns and when used with the scanning electron microscope can be used on bulk samples. Patterns observed using this technique extend over a wide angular range and over a wide range of crystalline phases: the technique can thus be used to identify, classify and examine the materials microstructure. The text clearly explains how to prepare samples for examination, and how to interpret the patterns observed. The Atlas section includes photographs obtained from metallurgical, mineralogical, ceramic and semiconductor samples, from six of the seven crystal systems with different Bravais lattics and point group symmetries. The examples chosen clearly ilustrate the features particular to a crystal system. David Dingley has worked extensively on the development and pracical applications of the BKD technique since 1980. He provided the first commercial equipment for owrking on their interpretation, through the use of low light level television cameras. He has ben involved in several collaborative research projects in materials science and of late provided the first online computer assisted diffraction pattern analysis methods. Karim Baba-Kishi is currently based at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He carried out his original research with Dr Dingley at Bristol, and worked on the early photographs taken to demonstrate the value of the BKD tehcnique. He has published several important papers in this area, and until recently was a lecturer in phsyics, and ran the electron microscopy and analysis facility at the University of Essex. Valerie Randle is working on the commercial application of BKD and other analysis techniques for extending our knowledge of how microstructure determines the way in which different engineering materials behave. Dr Randle is a Royal Society Research Fellow, and is now continuing her research at the Department of Materials Engineering, University College of Swansea. The reader may be intersted to refer to ^IThe Measurement of Grain Boundary Geometry also published in this series, and to her earlier published work with the Institute of Materials, for further information on how to interpret BKD patterns. She has produced many of the diffraction patterns which form the atlas.

Encyclopedia of Aluminum and Its Alloys, Two-Volume Set (Print)

Encyclopedia of Aluminum and Its Alloys, Two-Volume Set (Print)

This encyclopedia, written by authoritative experts under the guidance of an international panel of key researchers from academia, national laboratories, and industry, is a comprehensive reference covering all major aspects of metallurgical science and engineering of aluminum and its alloys. Topics covered include extractive metallurgy, powder metallurgy (including processing), physical metallurgy, production engineering, corrosion engineering, thermal processing (processes such as metalworking and welding, heat treatment, rolling, casting, hot and cold forming), surface engineering and structure such as crystallography and metallography.

Microscopy Applied to Materials Sciences and Life Sciences

Microscopy Applied to Materials Sciences and Life Sciences

This new volume, Microscopy Applied to Materials Sciences and Life Sciences. focuses on recent theoretical and practical advances in polymers and their blends, composites, and nanocompos¬ites related to their microscopic characterization. It highlights recent accomplishments and trends in the field of polymer nanocomposites and filled polymers related to microstructural characterization. This book gives an insight and better understanding into the development in microscopy as a tool for characterization. The book emphasizes recent research work in the field of microscopy in life sciences and materials sciences mainly related to its synthesis, characterizations, and applications. The book explains the application of microscopic techniques in life sciences and materials sciences, and their applications and state of current research carried out. The book aims to foster a better understanding of the properties of polymer composites by describing new techniques to measure microstructure property relationships and by utilizing techniques and expertise developed in the conventional filled polymer composites. Characterization techniques, particularly microstructural characterization, have proven to be extremely difficult because of the range of length-scales associated with these materials. Topics include: •Instrumentation and Techniques: advances in scanning probe microscopy, SEM, TEM, OM. 3D imaging and tomography, electron diffraction techniques and analytical microscopy, advances in sample preparation techniques in-situ microscopy, correlative microscopy in life and material sciences, low voltage electron microscopy. •Life Sciences: Structure and imaging of biomolecules, live cell imaging, neurobiology, organelles and cellular dynamics, multi-disciplinary approaches for medical and biological sciences, microscopic application in plants, microorganism and environmental science, super resolution microscopy in biological sciences. •Materials Sciences: materials for nanotechnology, metals alloys and inter-metallic, ceramics, composites, minerals and microscopy in cultural heritage, thin films, coatings, surfaces and interfaces, carbon based materials, polymers and soft materials and self-assembled materials, semiconductors and magnetic materials. Polymers and inorganic nanoparticles. The volume will be of significant interest to scientists working on the basic issues surrounding polymers, nanocomposites, and nanoparticulate-filled polymers, as well as those working in industry on applied problems, such as processing. Because of the multidisciplinary nature of this research, the book will be valuable to chemists, materials scientists, physicists, chemical engineers, and processing specialists who are involved and interested in the future frontiers of blends.

GaN and Related Alloys - 1999:

GaN and Related Alloys - 1999:

The MRS Symposium Proceeding series is an internationally recognised reference suitable for researchers and practitioners.

Aslib Book Guide

An International Guide to Scientific and Technical Books in English

Aslib Book Guide


INT CON on Electron Microscopy

Materials Science

INT CON on Electron Microscopy

This four-volume set documents recent advances in microscope technology and applications in scientific research, from HREM studies of quasicrystal and nanoscale materials to biomembrane research and art history.The 1998 meeting features a large number of contributions from Latin American countries, and a special symposium (IFSEM) on scanning electron microscopy.This is a comprehensive guide to the uses of microscopy in the pursuit of science for all researchers in physics, materials science and biological sciences.