Properties of Complex Inorganic Solids

  • Antonios Gonis
  • Annemarie Meike
  • Patrice E. A. Turchi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Characterization and Phase Stability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Theory and computational methods

      1. J. S. Faulkner, Yang Wang, Nassrin Moghadam, G. M. Stocks
        Pages 3-11
      2. P. Söderlind, I. A. Abrikosov, P. James, B. Johansson, O. Eriksson
        Pages 13-17
      3. Tanusri Saha-Dasgupta, Indra Dasgupta, Abhijit Mookerjee
        Pages 25-30
      4. F. Máca, V. Drchal, J. Kudrnovský
        Pages 39-44
      5. P. James, I. A. Abrikosov, O. Eriksson, B. Johansson
        Pages 57-62
      6. Indra Dasgupta, Tanusri Saha-Dasgupta, Abhijit Mookerjee
        Pages 63-68
      7. Tetsuo Mohri
        Pages 83-94
      8. K. D. Belashchenko, V. Yu. Dobretsov, V. G. Vaks
        Pages 101-113
      9. I. A. Abrikosov, S. I. Simak, B. Johansson
        Pages 115-120
      10. Václav Drchal, Alain Pasturel, Josef Kudrnovský, Antonios Gonis, Patrice Turchi
        Pages 133-138

About this book


It is common practice today to use the term "alloy" in connection with specific classes of materials, with prominence given to metals and semiconductors. However, there is good justification for considering alloys in a unified manner based on properties rather than types of materials because, after all, to alloy means to mix. The scientific aspects of mixing together different materials has a very long history going back to early attempts to understand and control materials behavior for the service of mankind. The case for using the scientific term "alloy" to mean any material consisting of more than one element can be based on the following two considerations. First, many alloys are mixtures of metallic, semiconducting, and/or insulating materials, and the properties of an alloy, i.e., metallic, semiconducting, or insulating, are often functions of composition and of external conditions, such as temperature and pressure. Second, and most importantly, in attempting to understand the various properties of materials, whether physical, chemical, or mechanical,one is apt to use the terminology and experimental, formal, and computational methods in their study that transcend the type of material being studied.


alloy crystal liquid nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) polymer spectroscopy thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonios Gonis
    • 1
  • Annemarie Meike
    • 1
  • Patrice E. A. Turchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7723-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5943-6
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