Phase Diagrams and Heterogeneous Equilibria: A Practical Introduction by Bruno PredelPhase Diagrams and Heterogeneous Equilibria: A Practical Introduction by Bruno Predel

Phase Diagrams and Heterogeneous Equilibria: A Practical Introduction

byBruno Predel, Michael Hoch, Monte J. Pool

Paperback | October 22, 2010

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Since J.W. Gibbs in 1878 succeeded comprehensively in establishing the basic principles for an understanding of equilibria in heterogeneous systems, numer­ ous books concerning constitution diagrams have been written, some of them providing a formal treatment of phase equilibria down to the small detail. The purpose of the present book is to provide an introduction to the practical ap­ plications of phase diagrams. In the first instance it is intended for students of chemistry, metallurgy, mineralogy and materials science, but also for engineers and students of science and engineering disciplines concerned with materials. To facilitate the start of an involvement with heterogeneous equilibria, reactions and dynamic equilibria will be treated first, since these are familiar to chemists and metallurgists. Of course, a description of phase equilibria is not possible without a mini­ mum of formalism. The formalistic description, however, will be made lighter by clear explanations of experimental methods used to determine the constitu­ tion of a system, by application examples, as well as by discussing realistic cas­ es from chemistry, metallurgy, materials science and mineralogy. By this, the ne­ cessity of the knowledge of phase diagrams can be shown. On the other hand a practical exercise is possible.
Title:Phase Diagrams and Heterogeneous Equilibria: A Practical IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pagesPublished:October 22, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642057276

ISBN - 13:9783642057274


Table of Contents

1 Fundamental Facts and Concepts.- 2 Phase Equilibria in One-Component Systems.- 3 Phase Equilibria in Two-Component Systems Under Exclusion of the Gas Phase.- 4 Phase Equilibria in Three-Component Systems and Four-Component Systems with Exclusion of the Gas Phase.- 5 Phase Equilibria Including a Vapor Phase.- 6 Thermodynamics.- 7 Nucleation During Phase Transitions.- 8 Metastable Phases.- 9 Effect of Diffusion on Phase Transformations.- 10 Organic and Polymeric Materials.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews :"This graduate textbook introduces the practical application of phase diagrams for students and researchers in materials science, chemistry, and mineralogy, as well as engineering and physics. Heterogeneous equilibria are illustrated by practical examples in different application fields, while theory is kept to a minimum. An emphasis is placed on providing tools for predicting energetic, structural, and physical quantities." (Materials Today)"Predel and colleagues offer a good resource for students and professionals who wish to learn more about the practical aspects of phase equilibria . . Unlike most other books on the subject, this practical introduction provides detailed, yet remarkably clear, description of physical phenomena . . The descriptions are enhanced with more than 250 phase diagrams, micrographs, and other illustrations involving both real and idealized systems. . Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals in materials-related fields." (D.D. Edwards, CHOICE, Vol. 42 (10), June, 2005)