Diffusion in Solids

Fundamentals, Methods, Materials, Diffusion-Controlled Processes

  • Helmut Mehrer

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 155)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. History and Bibliography of Diffusion

  3. Fundamentals of Diffusion

  4. Experimental Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Pages 209-236
    3. Pages 237-251
    4. Pages 253-283
    5. Pages 285-293
  5. Diffusion in Metallic Materials

  6. Diffusion in Semiconductors

  7. Diffusion and Conduction in Ionic Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 447-447
    2. Pages 449-474
    3. Pages 475-490
  8. Diffusion in Glasses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 491-491
    2. Pages 493-502
  9. Diffusion along High-Diffusivity Paths and in Nanomaterials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 545-545
    2. Pages 553-582
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 621-651

About this book


Diffusion is a vital topic in solid-state physics and chemistry, physical metallurgy and materials science. Diffusion processes are ubiquitous in solids at elevated temperatures. A thorough understanding of diffusion in materials is crucial for materials development and engineering. This book first gives an account of the central aspects of diffusion in solids, for which the necessary background is a course in solid state physics. It then provides easy access to important information about diffuson in metals, alloys, semiconductors, ion-conducting materials, glasses and nanomaterials. Several diffusion-controlled phenomena, including ionic conduction, grain-boundary and dislocation pipe diffusion, are considered as well.

Graduate students in solid-state physics, physical metallurgy, materials science, physical and inorganic chemistry or geophysics will benefit from this book as will physicists, chemists, metallurgists, materials engineers in academic and industrial research laboratories.


Diffusion Glasses Ionic conductors Metals Nanomaterial Semiconductors alloy crystal spectroscopy thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Helmut Mehrer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für MaterialphysikUniversität MünsterMünsterGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-71486-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-71488-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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