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Book: “Thermodynamics, Diffusion and the Kirkendall Effect in Solids”

We are pleased to announce the publication of the book entitled Thermodynamics, Diffusion and the Kirkendall Effect in Solids by Prof. Aloke Paul, Prof. Tomi Laurila, Prof. Vesa Vuorinen, and Prof. Sergiy V. Divinski. The book has been published by Springer. [Here’s the Amazon page for the book].

Here’s the book description from the publisher’s website:

  • Solves open problems in the analysis and structure of thermodynamics and diffusion in the solid state

  • Demonstrates the laboratory procedures and experimental results

  • Shows the calculation procedures of different kinds of diffusion parameters and structure of thermodynamics and diffusion in the solid state

  • Demonstrates the laboratory procedures and experimental results

  • Shows the calculation procedures of different kinds of diffusion parameters

Covering both basic and advanced thermodynamic and phase principles, as well as providing stability diagrams relevant for diffusion studies, Thermodynamics, Diffusion and the Kirkendall Effect in Solids maximizes reader insights into Fick’s laws of diffusion, atomic mechanisms, interdiffusion, intrinsic diffusion, tracer diffusion and the Kirkendall effect.

Recent advances in the area of interdiffusion will be introduced, while the many practical examples and large number of illustrations given will serve to aid researches working in this area in learning the practical evaluation of various diffusion parameters from experimental results.

With a unique approach to the two main focal points in solid state transformations, energetics (thermodynamics) and kinetics (interdiffusion) are extensively studied and their combined use in practise is discussed. Recent developments in the area of Kirkendall effect, grain boundary diffusion and multicomponent diffusion are also covered extensively.

This book will appeal to students, academicians, engineers and researchers in academic institutions, industry research and development laboratories.

Book on High Entropy Alloys by Professors B.S. Murty, J.-W. Yeh and S. Ranganathan

We are pleased to announce the publication of the book High Entropy Alloys by Prof. B.S. Murty (IIT-M, and an alumnus of our Department), Prof. J.-W. Yeh (National Tsing Hua University), and Prof. S. Ranganathan. The book has been published by Butterworth Heinemann, an Elsevier imprint. [Here’s the Amazon page for the book.]

Here’s the book description from the publisher’s website:

This book provides a complete review of the current state of the art in the field of high entropy alloys (HEA). The conventional approach to alloy design is to select one principal element and add elements to it in minor quantities in order to improve the properties. In 2004, Professor J.W. Yeh and his group first reported a new approach to alloy design, which involved mixing elements in equiatomic or near-equiatomic proportions, to form multi-component alloys with no single principal element. These alloys are expected to have high configurational entropy and hence were termed as “high entropy alloys.”

HEAs have a broad range of structures and properties, and may find applications in structural, electrical, magnetic, high-temperature, wear-resistant, corrosion-resistant, and oxidation-resistant components. Due to their unique properties, high entropy alloys have attracted considerable attention from both academics and technologists. This book presents the fundamental knowledge present in the field, the spectrum of various alloy systems and their characteristics studied to date, current key focus areas, and the future scope of the field in terms of research and technological applications.

Book on Crystallographic Textures by Prof. Satyam Suwas and Prof. R.K. Ray

We are pleased to announce that Crystallographic Textures in Materials by Prof. Satyam Suwas and Prof. R.K. Ray has been published by Springer [see also: Amazon and Google Books].

Here’s a description of the book at Springer:

  • Provides a comprehensive and invaluable overview of the basics of crystallographic textures and their industrial applications

  • Introduces the existing methods of representation in an accessible manner and presents a thorough overview of existing knowledge on texture of metallic materials

  • Constitutes an invaluable reference text for researchers and professionals working on texture analysis in metallurgy, materials science and engineering, physics and geology

Providing a comprehensive and invaluable overview of the basics of crystallographic textures and their industrial applications, this book covers a broad range of both structural and functional materials. It introduces the existing methods of representation in an accessible manner and presents a thorough overview of existing knowledge on texture of metallic materials.

Texture analysis has widespread use in many industries, and provides crucial input towards the development of new materials and products. There has been rapid growth in the science and art of texture analysis in the last few decades. Other topics addressed within this book include recent research on texture in thin films and non-metals, and the dependence of material properties on texture, and texture control in some engineering materials.

This book constitutes an invaluable reference text for researchers and professionals working on texture analysis in metallurgy, materials science and engineering, physics and geology. By using content selectively, it is also highly accessible to undergraduate students.