This third volume continues to set the standard in the field, as originally defined by the best-selling two-volume set 'Intermetallic Compounds - Principles and Practice'. With contributions from 72 authors from 14 different countries, this book introduces a broad range of new topics including: new intermetallic families, new means of assessment of bonding and stability, new properties and phenomena, new applications, new practical processes and new research techniques. Stand-alone chapters set out in a manner that is meaningful to non-specialists, progressing to include knowledge useful to experts New, fully revised, and updated chapters on areas of intense research activity or great importance Providing definitions of intermetallic families, intended to assist all readers Written for clarity, consistency and thoroughness Full and up-to-date referencing to the literature Critical assessments of the state of the subject Acronym list consolidating new entries with those compiled for the two earlier volumes As with Volumes 1 and 2, this is an invaluable aid to both scientists and engineers.
Core reading for those who are starting research on intermetallics, and for those who wish to exploit the unique properties of intermetallics in practical applications.
List of Contributors Preface Preface to 1995 edition List of Acronyms Crystal Structure Nomenclature Some Intermetallic Families Defined I Structure and Composition Structural Classification and Notation (J Lima deFaria) Amalgams (C Guminski) Beryllides (L A Jacobson et al) Precious Metal Compounds (I M Wolff) Rare Earth Metal Compounds (M L Fornasini et al) Zintl Phases (S C Sevov) II Bonding and Stability Spectroscopic Approaches (E Belin Ferre ) Effects of Pressure on Stability and Properties (Y V Levinsky) Magnetic Phase Diagrams (J M Cadogen) Calculation of Phase Diagrams (D de Fontaine) III Properties and Phenomenology Free Surface Structure and Properties (M Go ken) Color and Optical Properties (S G Steinman et al) Effects of Mobile Species (M L Saboungi and D L Price) Ion Tracks (R L Fleischer) Thermal Defect and Diffusion (W Sprengel et al) IV Mechanical Properties Creep (D Shah and E Lee) Fatigue (N S Stoloff) Solution and Defect Hardening (R L Fleischer) Strain Hardening (G T Gray III and T M Pollock) Dislocations in Quasicrystals (R Wang and C Hu) Twinning and Mechanical Behavior (M H Yoo) Stacking Fault Type Interfaces and their Role in Deformation (V Paidar and V Vitek) V Applications High Temperature Structural Applications (H A Lipsett et al) Structural Applications for General Use (V K Sikka and S C Deevi) Magnetic Refrigeration (K A Gschneider Jr and V K Pecharsky) Niobium Silicide and In Situ Composites (B P Bewlay et al) Coating Technology (P K Datta et al) VI Processes and Phenomena Casting (P A McQuay and V K Sikka) Forming (F Appel et al) Powder Metallury (V Seetharaman and S L Semiatin) Thin Film Deposition (G Ramanath et al) Bulk Amorphous Alloys (R B Schwartz) Sulfidation Behavior (K Natesan and P K Datta) VII Research Techniques Novel Synthesis Techniques (N N Thadhani) Nan ostructured Intermetallics (C Suryanarayana) Defect and Atomic Process Simulations (M I Baskes) Molecular Beam Epitaxy (H M Ng and T D Moustakas) VIII Miscellaneous Topics Commerical Impact on the US Economy (J V Busch and A C Goodrich) Data Sources (J Li et al) Computer Design of Materials with Artificial Intelligence (N N Kiselyova) Alloy Design (S Naka and T Khna) Intermetallics on the Internet (J H Westbrook) Author Index Subject Index Compound Index Contents of Volumes 1 and 2