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Introduction to Materials Chemistry

Allcock, Harry R.


2. Edition November 2019
512 Pages, Hardcover
Practical Approach Book

ISBN: 978-1-119-34119-2
John Wiley & Sons

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This textbook introduces the reader to the elementary chemistry on which materials science depends by discussing the different classes of materials and their applications. It shows the reader how different types of materials are produced, why they possess specific properties, and how they are used in technology. Each chapter contains study questions to enable discussions and consolidation of the acquired knowledge.

The new edition of this textbook is completely revised and updated to reflect the significant expansion of the field of materials chemistry over the last years, covering now also topics such as graphene, nanotubes, light emitting diodes, extreme photolithography, biomedical materials, and metal organic frameworks.

From the reviews of the first edition:

"This book is not only informative and comprehensive for a novice reader, but also a valuable resource for a scientist and/or an industrialist for new and novel challenges." (Materials and Manufacturing Process, June 2009)

"Allcock provides a clear path by first describing basic chemical principles, then distinguishing between the various major materials groups, and finally enriching the student by offering a variety of special examples." (CHOICE, April 2009)

"Proceeding logically from the basics to materials in advanced technology, it covers the fundamentals of materials chemistry, including principles of materials synthesis and materials characterization methods." (Internationale Fachzeitschrift Metall, January 2009)

Second Edition of Introduction to Materials Chemistry
Harry R. Allcock

Part I Introduction to Materials Chemistry

Chapter 1 What is Materials Chemistry?

Chapter 2 Fundamental Principles that Underlie Materials Chemistry

Chapter 3 General Background to Materials Synthesis and Isolation

Chapter 4 Chemistry of Representative Elements

Chapter 5 Characterization

Part II Different Types of Materials

Chapter 6 Small Molecules in Solids

Chapter 7 Porous Solids

Chapter 8 Ceramics and Inorganic Glasses

Chapter 9 Polymers: Fundamental Aspects

Chapter 10 Polymer Morphology and Fabrication

Chapter 11 Carbon-Based Materials

Chapter 12 Metals and Alloys

Chapter 13 Superconductors

Part III Materials in Advanced Technology

Chapter 14 Semiconductor Basics

Chapter 15 Photolithography

Chapter 16 Semiconductor Devices

Chapter 17 Optical and Photonic Devices

Chapter 18 Materials for Energy Generation and Storage

Chapter 19 Membranes

Chapter 20 Surface Science

Chapter 21 Biomedical Materials

Chapter 22 Miniaturization in Materials Science


HARRY R. ALLCOCK, PHD, is an Evan Pugh Professor of Chemistry at The Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include applications of chemical synthesis to polymer chemistry, materials science, energy research, and biomedicine; and the correlation of molecular structure with properties for hybrid inorganic-organic macromolecules and materials.

H. R. Allcock, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania