Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-14
  2. The Ages of Metals and Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lawrence E. Murr
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  3. Electricity and Electromagnetic Phenomena: The Historical Perspective for Materials Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Lawrence E. Murr
      Pages 29-48
    3. Lawrence E. Murr
      Pages 49-70
  4. Evolution of Quantum Mechanics: Applications to Electrons in Atoms and Solid Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Lawrence E. Murr
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      Pages 97-110
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  5. Crystal Structures and Crystal Chemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Lawrence E. Murr
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  6. Crystal Imperfections in Engineering Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221

About this book


This extensive knowledge base provides a coherent description of advanced topics in materials science and engineering with an interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary approach. The book incorporates a historical account of critical developments and the evolution of materials fundamentals, providing an important perspective for materials innovations, including advances in processing, selection, characterization, and service life prediction. It includes the perspectives of materials chemistry, materials physics, engineering design, and biological materials as these relate to crystals, crystal defects, and natural and biological materials hierarchies, from the atomic and molecular to the macroscopic, and emphasizing natural and man-made composites. Dr. Murr's expansive presentation of topics in Materials Properties and Performance: A Handbook for Engineers & Scientists explores inter-relationships among materials properties, processing, and synthesis (both historic and contemporary) while maintaining a highly readable “narrative” style and an encyclopedic breadth of coverage. The book serves as both an authoritative reference and roadmap of advanced materials concepts for practitioners, graduate-level students, and faculty coming from a range of disciplines.


Biometics Computational Modeling of Materials Properties Electromagnetic Phenomena in Materials Magnetic Materials Materials Simulation Nanoparticles Photonic Materials Polymeric Materials Properties and Applications of Biomaterials Quantum Mechanics

Authors and affiliations

  • Lawrence E. Murr
    • 1
  1. 1.Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringUniversity of Texas at El PasoEl PasoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-01814-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-01815-7
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