Introduction to Materials

  • Horst Czichos


Materials comprise all natural and synthetic substances and constitute the physical matter of engineered products. The chapter gives an introduction to materials science and technology and describes the basic characteristics of materials to be determined by measurement, testing, and sensor technology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beuth University of Applied Sciences BerlinBerlinGermany

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