In 1986, Michael Bever's "Encyclopedia of Materials Science and engineering" defined the field of Materials Science. Since then research into how, by an adjustment to its molecular structure, the properties of a material can be adapted to perform specific applications has greatly increased. "The Encyclopedia of Advanced Materials" defines the parameters of this new area of study, taking into account the many different views and perspectives encountered in research and thinking in the field, as well as emphasizing the multidisciplinary nature of the subject. Advanced Materials are defined as those where first consideration is given to the systematic synthesis and control of the structure of the material in order to provide a precisely tailored set of properties for demanding applications. Articles cover the composition, structure, applications and processing/synthesis of advanced materials together with treatments of the characterization, properties and phenomena of advanced materials as a group. Alphabetically organized, the work consists of approximately 600 articles in four volumes, each about 700 pages in length. A list of contributors, a three-level subject index and a systematic outline are also be included.
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Book Description Pergamon Pr, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0080406068