Solid State Chemistry: An Introduction, Fourth Edition (4th New edition)

Solid State Chemistry: An Introduction, Fourth Edition (4th New edition)

By: Elaine A. Moore (author), Lesley E. Smart (author)Paperback

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Building a foundation with a thorough description of crystalline structures, Solid State Chemistry: An Introduction, Fourth Edition presents a wide range of the synthetic and physical techniques used to prepare and characterize solids. Going beyond basic science, the book explains and analyzes modern techniques and areas of research. The book covers: A range of synthetic and physical techniques used to prepare and characterize solids Bonding, superconductivity, and electrochemical, magnetic, optical, and conductive properties STEM, ionic conductivity, nanotubes and related structures such as graphene, metal organic frameworks, and FeAs superconductors Biological systems in synthesis, solid state modeling, and metamaterials This largely nonmathematical introduction to solid state chemistry includes basic crystallography and structure determination, as well as practical examples of applications and modern developments to offer students the opportunity to apply their knowledge in real-life situations and serve them well throughout their degree course. New in the Fourth Edition Coverage of multiferroics, graphene, and iron-based high temperature superconductors, the techniques available with synchrotron radiation, and metal organic frameworks (MOFs) More space devoted to electron microscopy and preparative methods New discussion of conducting polymers in the expanded section on carbon nanoscience

About Author

Lesley Smart studied Chemistry at Southampton University, UK and after completing a Ph.D. in Raman spectroscopy, she moved to a lectureship at the (then) Royal University of Malta. After returning to the United Kingdom, she took an SRC Fellowship to Bristol University to work on X-ray crystallography. From 1977-2009 she worked at the Open University Chemistry Department as a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Molecular Science Programme Director, and since retiring holds an honorary senior lectureship there. At the Open University, she was involved in the production of undergraduate courses in inorganic and physical chemistry and health sciences. She was the coordinating editor and an author of The Molecular World course, a series of eight books and DVDs co-published with the Royal Society of Chemistry, authoring two of these (2002), The Third Dimension and Separation, Purification and Identification. Her most recent books are (2007) Alcohol and Human Health and (2010) Concepts in Transition Metal Chemistry. She has an entry in Mothers in Science: 64 ways to have it all (downloadable from the Royal Society website). She has served on the Council of the Royal Society of Chemistry and as the Chair of their Benevolent Fund. Her research interests are in the characterization of the solid state, and she has publications in single-crystal Raman studies, X-ray crystallography, zintl phases, pigments, and heterogeneous catalysis and fuel cells. Elaine Moore studied Chemistry as an undergraduate at Oxford University and then stayed on to complete a D.Phil in Theoretical Chemistry with Peter Atkins. After a two-year post-doctoral position at Southampton, she joined The Open University in 1975 as Course Assistant, becoming a Lecturer in Chemistry in 1977, Senior Lecturer in 1998, and Reader in 2004. She has produced OU teaching texts in Chemistry for Courses at levels 1, 2, and 3 and written texts in Astronomy at level 2 and Physics at level 3. She is co-author of Metal-Ligand Bonding, and the text Molecular Modelling and Bonding, which forms part of the OU level 2 Chemistry Course, was co-published by the Royal Society of Chemistry as part of The Molecular World series. She oversaw the introduction of multimedia into chemistry courses and has designed multimedia material at levels 1, 2 and 3. She is co-author of Metals and Life and of Concepts in Transition Metal Chemistry, which are part of a level 3 Open University Course in Inorganic Chemistry and co-published with the Royal Society of Chemistry. Her research interests are in theoretical chemistry applied to solid state systems and to NMR spectroscopy. She is author or co-author on over 50 papers in scientific journals.


An introduction to crystal structures Introduction Close-packing Body-centred and primitive structures Symmetry Lattices and unit cells Crystalline solids Lattice Energy ? Physical methods for characterizing solids Introduction X-ray Diffraction Powder Diffraction Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction Neutron Diffraction Electron Microscopy Scanning Probe Microscopy, SPM Atomic Force Microscopy, AFM X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy, XAS Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Thermal Analysis Temperature Programmed Reduction, TPR Other Techniques ? Synthesis of solids Introduction High temperature ceramic methods Microwave synthesis Combustion synthesis High pressure methods Chemical vapour deposition (CVD) Preparing single crystals Intercalation Synthesis of Nanomaterials Choosing a method ? Bonding in solids and their electronic properties Bonding in solids - free electron theory Bonding in solids - molecular orbital theory Semiconductors - Si and Ge Bands in compounds - Gallium Arsenide Bands in d-block compounds - transition metal monoxides Classical Modelling Defects and non-stoichiometry Point Defects - an introduction Defects and their concentration Ionic conductivity in solids Solid Electrolytes Applications of solid electrolytes Colour Centres Non-stoichiometric compounds Extended defects Three-dimensional defects Electronic properties of non-stoichiometric oxides ? Microporous and Mesoporous solids Zeolites Other microporous framework structures Mesoporous structures New materials Clay minerals ? Optical properties of solids Introduction The interaction of light with atoms Absorption and emission of radiation in continuous solids Refraction Photonic Crystals Metamaterials - `cloaks of invisibility' Magnetic and Electrical Properties Introduction Magnetic susceptibility Paramagnetism in metal complexes Ferromagnetic metals Ferromagnetic compounds - chromium dioxide Antiferromagnetism - transition metal monoxides Ferrimagnetism - ferrites Spiral Magnetism Giant, Tunnelling, and Colossal Magnetoresistance Electrical polarisation Piezoelectric crystals The Ferroelectric Effect Multiferroics Superconductivity Introduction Conventional superconductors High temperature superconductors Uses of high-temperature superconductors ? Nanostructures and solids with low-dimensional properties Nanoscience Consequences of the nanoscale Low-dimensional and nano-structural carbon Carbon-based conducting polymers Non-carbon nanoparticles Non-carbon nanofilms and nanolayers Non-carbon nanotubes, nanorods and nanowires

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  • ISBN13: 9781439847909
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 494
  • ID: 9781439847909
  • weight: 839
  • ISBN10: 1439847908
  • edition: 4th New edition

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