Cutting edge high temperature materials include high temperature superconductors and solid oxide fuel cells and have applications in key areas such as energy, transportation and space technologies. This bookintroduces the concepts that underpin research into these critical materials including thermodynamics, kinetics and various physical, chemical and modelling techniques with a focus on practical how-to methods. With highly detailed instrument illustrations, this book is a practical reference on high temperature measurements for researchers, advanced students and those working in academic or industrial laboratories.
Ketil Motzfeldt Department of Materials Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Foreword vii Preface ix 1 Introduction to High-Temperature Research 1 2 Basic Design of Laboratory Furnaces 11 3 Temperature Measurements 55 4 Radiation Pyrometry 93 5 Refractory Materials in the Laboratory 129 6 Vacuum in Theory and Practice 177 7 High-Temperature Furnaces and Thermobalances 229 8 The Summing Up 267 Author Index 317 Subject Index 000