note provides the basic principles of Smart Materials and their integration
into novel designs. It classifies the materials according to their Response
and Stimuli. It describes the effect of crystalline structures in the
properties of smart materials such as piezoelectric materials,
magnetostrictive materials and shape memory alloys.
This note describes the
following topics: Metallurgy, Crystal physics, Neumann’s symmetry principle,
Equilibrium thermodynamics, Nobel Prizes Chemistry, Neutron diffraction and
Spectroscopy, Major Classes of Materials, Nanostructured materials, Moore’s
This note explains the following
topics: Strategic Minerals and Metals, Atoms and Elements, Cosmochemistry and
the production of elements, Chemical Bonds, Lattices, Symmetry, Point Groups,
Space Groups, Crystal Structures, Metamorphic Petrology.
This note covers the following
topics: Applications of Functional Materials, Importance of Material Sciences,
Principals to Classify and Order, Correlations Correlations, Phases and
Crystals, Phenomenological Properties of Functional Materials , Mechanical
Properties, Thermal Properties, Electrical and Dielectrical Properties,
Magnetic Properties , Optical Properties, Catalytic Properties, Functional
Materials and their Applications, Ceramic Materials, Glasses and Glass
The overall purpose
of this book is to provide timely and in-depth coverage of selected advanced
topics in materials science. Divided into five sections, this book provides
the latest research developments in many aspects of materials science.
This note covers the
following topics: introduction to crystal structures, physical methods for
characterizing solids, synthesis of solids, bonding in solids and electronic
properties, defects and non-stoichiometry, microporous and mesoporous solids,
optical properties of solids, magnetic and electrical properties,
superconductivity, nanostructures and solids with low-dimensional properties.