Shock and Materials

  • Stepan S.┬áBatsanov

Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 239-242

About this book


This book highlights how the properties and structure of materials are affected by dynamic high pressures generated by explosions, projectile impacts, laser compression, electric discharge or ball milling. Starting with the basics of shock-wave physics and an outline of experimental techniques, it then surveys dynamic compressibility and equations of state of various substances, phase transitions and syntheses of novel compounds under shock. It covers various industrial applications including hardening of metals and grinding (fragmentation) of solids, saturation of solids with defects for use as catalysts, production of superhard materials (synthetic diamond, BN (boron nitride)) and nanomaterials, especially nanodiamond, and discusses state-of-the-art techniques such as combining dynamic and static compression to obtain monolithic materials.


Shock-wave physics Laser compression Ball milling Explosion methods Laser evaporation Grinding of solids Dynamic-static compression Detonation synthesis of nanodiamond Electric discharge Phase transitions

Authors and affiliations

  • Stepan S.┬áBatsanov
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  1. 1.All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Physical-Technical and Radiotechnical MeasurementsMoscowRussia

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