ISBN 9788126553600,Physics Of Functional Materials

Physics Of Functional Materials



Wiley India Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9788126553600

ISBN-10 812655360X


Number of Pages 488 Pages
Language (English)


The field of material science encompasses elements of metallurgy, chemistry, physics, engineering and nanoscience. One of the main aims of material science is to understand materials fundamentally so that new materials with tailored properties can be created. thus, education in material science needs to involve the field of traditional material physics.

This textbook provides an excellent introduction to the physics of functional materials with solved examples in the text and exercise for students at the end of each chapter as well as answers to all the exercises at the end of the book. Solutions to the exercises can also be downloaded from .

Topics covered are:
- Structures of Melts and Solids
- Theory of Atoms and Molecules
- Theory of Solids
- Properties of Gases
- Transformation Kinetics. Diffusion in Solids
- Mechanical, Thermal and Magnetic Properties of Solids
- Transport Properties of Solids. Optical Properties o Solids
- Properties of Liquids and Melts.

This book is suitable for students of various sciences at the upper undergraduate and postgraduate level. Examples of such sciences are materials science, chemistry, metallurgy and many other scientific and technical fields where a basic knowledge of the foundations of modern physics and/or properties of materials is necessary or desirable as a basis and a background for higher studies. It is also valuable Supplementary Reading for Engineers who work with problems relating to the field of material science and engineers who work with computer analysis of problems in this field.


1. Structures of Melts and Solids.
1.1 Introduction.
1.2 X-ray Analysis.
1.3 The Hard Sphere Model of Atoms.
1.4 Crystal Structure.
1.5 Crystal Structures of Solid Metals.
1.6 Crystal Defects in Pure Metals.
1.7 Structures of Alloy Melts and Solids.