Microscopic Methods in Metals

  • Ulrich Gonser

Part of the Topics in Current Physics book series (TCPHY, volume 40)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. U. Gonser
    Pages 1-5
  3. M. Hoppe, A. Thaer
    Pages 7-28
  4. F. E. Fujita, M. Hirabayashi
    Pages 29-74
  5. N. Ernst, G. Ehrlich
    Pages 75-115
  6. C. N. J. Wagner
    Pages 117-152
  7. D. G. Stearns, M. B. Stearns
    Pages 153-192
  8. G. K. Wertheim
    Pages 193-218
  9. M. P. Seah
    Pages 219-248
  10. W. Triftshäuser
    Pages 249-295
  11. J. Chappert, A. Yaouanc
    Pages 297-316
  12. Th. Wichert, E. Recknagel
    Pages 317-364
  13. P. Panissod
    Pages 365-408
  14. U. Gonser
    Pages 409-448
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 449-459

About this book


Methods of scientific investigation can be divided into two categories: they are either macroscopic or microscopic in nature. The former are generally older, classical methods where the sample as a whole is studied and various local prop­ erties are deduced by differentiation. The microscopic methods, on the other hand, have been discovered and developed more recently, and they operate for the most part on an atomistic scale. Glancing through the shelves of books on the various scientific fields, and, in particular, on the field of physical metallurgy, we are surprised at how lit­ tle consideration has been given to the microscopic methods. How these tools provide new insight and information is a question which so far has not at­ tracted much attention. Similar observations can be made at scientific confer­ ences, where the presentation of papers involving microscopic methods is often pushed into a far corner. This has led users of such methods to organize their own special conferences. The aim of this book is to bridge the present gap and encourage more interaction between the various fields of study and selected microscopic meth­ ods, with special emphasis on their suitability for investigating metals. In each case the principles of the method are reviewed, the advantages and successes pointed out, but also the shortcomings and limitations indicated.


Mössbauer spectroscopy X-ray emission spectroscopy crystal diffusion electron microscopy electron spectroscopy intermetallic compound magnetism microscopy nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) phase transition photoelectron spectroscopy scattering segregation spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrich Gonser
    • 1
  1. 1.Angewandte PhysikUniversität des SaarlandesSaarbrückenFed. Rep. of Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-46573-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-46571-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0342-6793
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