This book offers a strong introduction to fundamental concepts on the basis of materials science. It conveys the central issue of materials science, distinguishing it from merely solid state physics and solid state chemistry, namely to develop models that provide the relation between the microstructure and the properties.
The book is meant to be used in the beginning of a materials science and engineering study as well as throughout an entire undergraduate and even graduate study as a solid background against which specialized texts can be studied. Topics dealt with are "crystallography", "lattice defects", "microstructural analysis", "phase equilibria and transformations" and "mechanical strength". After the basic chapters the coverage of topics occurs to an extent surpassing what can be offered in a freshman's course.
About the author
Prof. Mittemeijer is one of the top scientists in materials science, whose perceptiveness and insight have led to important achievements. This book witnesses of his knowledge and panoramic overview and profound understanding of the field. He is a director of the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart.
Eric Jan Mittemeijer was born in 1950 in Haarlem, The Netherlands. He studied "chemical technology", with specialization physical chemistry, at the Delft University of Technology and acquired his "ingenieur (= Ir.)" degree (comparable to a M.Sc. degree) in 1972 and his Ph.D. degree in 1978. From 1985 till 1998 he was full Professor of Solid State Chemistry at the Delft University of Technology. Since 1998 he is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart in conjunction with a full Professorship in Materials Science at the University of Stuttgart. He is Dean of the Study Course Materials Science of the University of Stuttgart and Speaker of the International Max Planck Research School on Advanced Materials. He leads a research department in the field of Phase Transformations. He has (co-)authored more than 580 scientific papers in international scientific journals and has received a number of honours for his scientific work.
Introduction.- electronic structure of the atom.- chemical bonding in solids.- crystallography.- the crystal imperfection; lattice defects.- analysis of the microstructure; analysis of lattice imperfections.- phase equilibria.- diffusion.- phase transformations.- recovery, recrystallization and grain growth.- mechanical strength of materials.