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Solid State Chemistry and its Applications, 2e


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Table of Contents

Preface xxi

Companion Website xxiii

Biography xxv

Solid State Chemistry, an Overview of the Discipline: Chemistry -- Solid State Chemistry -- Materials Chemistry -- Materials Science and Engineering 1

1 Crystal Structures, Crystal Chemistry, Symmetry and Space Groups 7

2 Crystal Defects, Non-stoichiometry and Solid Solutions 119

3 Bonding in Solids 161

4 Synthesis, Processing and Fabrication Methods 221

5 Crystallography and Diffraction Techniques 265

6 Other Characterisation Techniques: Microscopy, Spectroscopy, Thermal Analysis 325

7 Phase Diagrams and Their Interpretation 381

8 Electrical Properties 469

9 Magnetic Properties 563

10 Optical Properties: Luminescence, Lasers and Transparent Conductors 589

11 Heterogeneous Materials, Electroceramics and Impedance Spectroscopy 619

12 Thermal and Thermoelectric Properties 647

13 Functional Materials: Some Important Examples 663

14 Glass 697

15 Structural Materials: Cement, Refractories and Structural Ceramics 743

16 Oxides of the Elements, Their Properties and Uses 771

Appendix A: Interplanar Spacings and Unit Cell Volumes 795

Appendix B: Model Building 797

Appendix C: Geometrical Considerations in Crystal Chemistry 801

Appendix D: The Elements and Some of Their Properties 805

Appendix E: The 32 Crystallographic Point Groups 811

Appendix F: The Arrhenius Equation for Ionic Conductivity 815

Appendix G: A Guide to the Use of Electrode Potentials 819

Further Reading 823

Questions 837

Index 851

About the Author

ANTHONY R. WEST, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK.

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