Materials Handbook: A Concise Desktop Reference

ISBN: 9781852331689
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: 2000-03-29
Number of pages: 595
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This truly unique and practical book provides easy and rapid access to the accurate physical and chemical properties of all classes of materials. Particular emphasis is placed on the properties of common industrial materials in each class. Materials are classified in the following sections:

• metals and alloys

• semiconductors

• superconductors

• magnetic materials

• dielectrics and insulators

• miscellaneous electrical materials

• industrial ceramics, refractories and glasses

• polymers and elastomers

• minerals, ores, gemstones and rocks

• timbers and woods

• building materials

Detailed appendices provide additional information and an extensive bibliography completes this comprehensive guide. The index and format of the book enable the reader to locate and extract the relevant information quickly and easily.

François Cardarelli has spent many years compiling and editing this complete handbook of materials. His professional expertise and experience combine to make this an indispensable reference tool for scientists and engineers working in numerous fields ranging from nuclear to civil engineering.

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