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Properties of Materials


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Table of Contents

1: Introduction
2: Transformations
3: Symmetry
4: Transformation operators for symmetry elements
5: Tensors and physical properties
6: Thermodynamic relationships
7: Specific heat and entropy
8: Pyroelectricity
9: Dielectric constant
10: Stress and strain
11: Thermal expansion
12: Piezoelectricity
13: Elasticity
14: Magnetic phenomena
15: Nonlinear phenomena
16: Ferroic crystals
17: Electrical resistivity
18: Thermal conductivity
19: Diffusion and ionic conductivity
20: Galvanomagnetic and thermomagnetic phenomena
21: Thermoelectricity
22: Piezoresistance
23: Acoustic waves I
24: Acoustic waves II
25: Crystal optics
26: Dispersion and absorption
27: Photoelasticity and acousto-optics
28: Electro-optic phenomena
29: Nonlinear optics
30: Optical activity and enantiomorphism
31: Magneto-optics
32: Chemical anisotropy

About the Author

Robert E. Newnham is Alcoa Professor of Solid State Science in the Materials Research Laboratory at The Pennsylvania State University, USA.


This book is a clear academic authority on the properties of a breadth of crystalline materials for many applications. It is particularly suitable for science and engineering students in the final years of undergraduate studies and a useful reference for research students in electrical, magnetic and optical materials science and engineering. Times Higher, December 2005.

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