High Pressure Techniques in Chemistry and Physics: A Practical Approach

Hardcover | May 1, 1997

EditorWilfried B. Holzapfel, Neil S. Isaacs

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This volume provides a practical introduction to the use of high-pressure techniques in chemistry and physics. The authors provide details of the experimental methods and equipment needed to carry out observations and measurements at very high pressures. The pressures involved range from a fewthousand bars for some chemical studies to hundreds of thousands of bars for some physical experimentation.High-pressure techniques may be used to learn more about the structure of matter and mechanisms of chemical reactions. This volume includes detailed descriptions of equipment to measure the following criteria under high pressure conditions: compressibility and equations of state; dielectricconstants and conductance; viscocity; X-ray and neutron diffraction; optical absorption and luminescence; Mossbauer spectra; NMR. IR. and UV spectra; molecular dynamics; kinetics; organic and inorganic synthesis; electro-chemistry and electrophoresis. Applications such as the preservation of foodare also discussed.High-pressure techniques in chemistry and physics: a practical approach is a comprehensive and detailed guide for all those engaged in high-pressure research and a valuable source of information for newcomers to the field. Each chapter contains useful toptics on specific equipment and techniques, aswell as step-by-step protocols, essential background information, and key citations in the literature.

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This volume provides a practical introduction to the use of high-pressure techniques in chemistry and physics. The authors provide details of the experimental methods and equipment needed to carry out observations and measurements at very high pressures. The pressures involved range from a fewthousand bars for some chemical studies to ...

Wolfgang Holzapfel is at Universitat-GH-Paderborn. Neil Isaacs is at University of Reading.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:May 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198558112

ISBN - 13:9780198558118

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Table of Contents

1. J.M. Besson: The Generation of High Pressures2. W.B. Holzapfel: The Measurement of Pressure3. J.M. Besson, W.B. Holzapfel, H.E. King: Techniques for the Study of Physical Properties4. M. Buback, C. Hinton, L. Helm, A.E. Merbach, D.H. Powell, D. Bassett: Spectroscopic Measurements5. W.E. Price, H-D. Ludemann: Molecular Dynamics6. D. Magde, R. Van Eldik: Kinetic and Thermodynamic Measurements7. N.S. Isaacs, G. Demazeau, C. Cros, T.W. Swaddle, P. Masson: Chemical TransformationsAppendix 1: Compilation of high pressure techniquesAppendix 2: A list of commercial suppliers of high pressure equipment

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`'This book provides a very timely review and description of techniques for studies at high pressure across a very wide range of science...A good starter book for researchers new to the field of high pressure studies and...a valuable addition to the library of any group working in thisfield.''John Loveday, Crystallography News