Advances in Materials Characterization

  • David R. Rossington
  • Robert A. Condrate
  • Robert L. Snyder

Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Surface Spectroscopy

  3. Surface Techniques

    1. S. Lowell, J. E. Shields
      Pages 133-146
    2. O. J. Whittemore, G. D. Halsey
      Pages 147-157
  4. Vibrational Spectroscopic Techniques

    1. D. R. Clarke, F. Adar
      Pages 199-214
    2. Fran Adar, R. E. Kvaas, D. R. Rhiger
      Pages 215-221
    3. I. N. Chakraborty, R. A. Condrate Sr.
      Pages 223-237
    4. B. C. Cornilsen, E. F. Funkenbusch, C. P. Clarke, P. Singh, V. Lorprayoon
      Pages 239-248
    5. J. R. Kirtley, J. C. Tsang, Ph. Avouris, Y. Thefaine
      Pages 249-266
    6. C. Lowe-Ma
      Pages 267-279
  5. Electron Optical Methods

    1. K. J. Morrissey, C. B. Carter
      Pages 297-307
    2. M. P. Harmer, S. J. Bennison, C. Narayan
      Pages 309-320
    3. D. R. Clarke, D. J. Green
      Pages 323-337
    4. F. J. Ryerson, D. R. Clarke
      Pages 367-385
    5. D. W. Readey, E. Bright, S. S. Campbell, J. H. Lee, R. S. Pan, T. Quadir et al.
      Pages 387-399
  6. Acoustic and Mechanical Properties

    1. B. T. Khuri-Yakub
      Pages 401-412
    2. D. E. Yuhas, L. W. Kessler
      Pages 413-424
    3. Helen H. Moeller, Robert L. Farmer
      Pages 425-431
    4. Albert H. Bremser, Oral Buyukozturk
      Pages 433-440
    5. Paul W. Bratt, J. P. Cunnion, Bruce D. Spivack
      Pages 441-447
  7. General Crystallographic Techniques

    1. Robert L. Snyder
      Pages 449-464
    2. C. C. Berndt, R. Korlipara, R. A. Zatorski, H. Herman, A. Jonca, T. Templeton et al.
      Pages 465-472
    3. N. R. Shankar, C. C. Berndt, H. Herman
      Pages 473-489
    4. Gary Czupryna, Samuel Natansohn
      Pages 491-497
    5. Alan Bleier
      Pages 499-514
    6. Charles M. Earnest, W. P. Brennan, M. P. DiVito
      Pages 515-529
  8. General Glass Characterization Studies

    1. W. A. Lanford, C. Burman, R. H. Doremus, Y. Mehrotra, T. Wassick
      Pages 549-570
    2. S. H. Knickerbocker, S. B. Joshi, S. D. Brown
      Pages 571-589
    3. Peter Taylor, Allan B. Campbell, Derrek G. Owen, David Simkin, Pierre Menassa
      Pages 603-614
    4. James U. Derby, L. David Pye, M. J. Plodinec
      Pages 615-625
    5. L. D. Pye, R. Locker, M. J. Plodinec
      Pages 627-637
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 659-680

About this book


The characterization of materials and phenomena has historically been the principal limitation to the development in each area of science. Once what we are observing is well defined, a theoretical analysis rapidly follows. Modern theories of chemical bonding did not evolve until the methods of analytical chemistry had progressed to a point where the bulk stoichiometry of chemical compounds was firmly established. The great progress made during this century in understanding chemistry has followed directly from the development of an analytical chemistry based on the Dalton assumption of multiple proportions. It has only become apparent in recent years that the extension of our understanding of materials hinges on their non-stoichiometric nature. The world of non-Daltonian chemistry is very poorly understood at present because of our lack of ability to precisely characterize it. The emergence of materials science has only just occurred with our recognition of effects, which have been thought previously to be minor variations from ideality, as the principal phenomena controlling properties. The next step in the historical evolution of materials science must be the development of tools to characterize the often subtle phenomena which determine properties of materials. The various discussions of instrumental techniques presented in this book are excellent summaries for the state-of-the-art of materials characterization at this rather critical stage of materials science. The application of the tools described here, and those yet to be developed, holds the key to the development of this infant into a mature science.


X-ray analytical chemistry ceramics chemistry controlling electron microscopy glass materials materials characterization materials science metals microscopy nature semiconductors spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • David R. Rossington
    • 1
  • Robert A. Condrate
    • 1
  • Robert L. Snyder
    • 1
  1. 1.New York State College of CeramicsAlfred UniversityAlfredUSA

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