Print this page Share

Physics of Functional Materials

ISBN: 978-0-470-51757-4
488 pages
July 2008
Physics of Functional Materials (0470517573) cover image


Written by academics with more than 30 years experience teaching physics and material science, this book will act as a one-stop reference on functional materials. Offering a complete coverage of functional materials, this unique book deals with all three states of the material, providing an insightful overview of this subject not before seen in other texts.

  • Includes solved examples, a number of exercises and answers to the exercises.
  • Aims to promote understanding of the subject as a basis for higher studies. 
  • The use of mathematically complicated quantum mechanical equations will be minimized to aid understanding.

For Instructors & Students:

Visit Wiley’s Higher Education Site for:

  • Supplements
  • Online Resources
  • Technology Solutions

Instructors may request an evaluation copy for this title.


See More

Table of Contents


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.

2. Theory of Atoms and Molecules.

2.1. Introduction.

2.2. The Bohr Model of Atomic Structure.

2.3. The Quantum Mechanical Model of Atomic Structure.

2.4. Solution of the Schrödinger Equation for Atoms.

2.5. Quantum Mechanics and Probability: Selection Rules.

2.6. The Quantum Mechanical Model of Molecular Structure.

2.7. Diatomic Molecules.

2.8. Polyatomic Molecules.

3. Theory of Solids.

3.1. Introduction.

3.2. Bonds in Molecules and Solids: Some Definitions.

3.3. Bonds in Molecules and Nonmetallic Solids.

3.4. Metallic Bonds.

3.5. Band Theory of Solids.

3.6. Elastic Vibrations in Solids.

3.7. Influence of Lattice Defects on Electronic Structures in Crystals.

4. Properties of Gases.

4.1. Introduction.

4.2. Kinetic Theory of Gases.

4.3. Energy Distribution in Particle Systems: Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution Law.

4.4. Gas Laws.

4.5. Heat Capacity.

4.6. Mean Free Path.

4.7. Viscosity.

4.8. Thermal Conduction.

4.9. Diffusion.

4.10. Molecular Sizes.

4.11. Properties of Gas Mixtures.

4.12. Plasma - The Fourth State of Matter.

5. Transformation Kinetics: Diffusion in Solids.

5.1. Introduction.

5.2. Thermodynamics.

5.3. Transformation Kinetics.

5.4. Reaction Rates.

5.5. Kinetics of Homogeneous Reactions in Gases.

5.6. Diffusion in Solids.

6. Mechanical, Thermal and Magnetic Properties of Solids.

6.1. Introduction.

6.2. Total Energy of Metallic Crystals.

6.3. Elasticity and Compressibility.

6.4. Expansion.

6.5. Heat Capacity.

6.6. Magnetism.

7. Transport Properties of Solids. Optical Properties of Solids.

7.1. Introduction.

7.2. Thermal Conduction.

7.3. Electrical Conduction.

7.4. Metallic Conductors.

7.5. Insulators.

7.6. Semiconductors.

7.7. Optical Properties of Solids.

8. Properties of Liquids and Melts.

8.1. Introduction.

8.2. X-ray Spectra of Liquids and Melts.

8.3. Models of Pure Liquids and Melts.

8.4. Melting Points of Solid Metals.

8.5. Density and Volume.

8.6. Thermal Expansion.

8.7. Heat Capacity.

8.8. Transport Properties of Liquids.

8.9. Diffusion.

8.10. Viscosity.

8.11. Thermal Conduction.

8.12. Electrical Conduction.

Answers to Exercises.


See More


"[The book contains] a great deal of useful information." (The Higher Education Academy Physical Sciences Centre, December 2008)
See More
Instructors Resources
Wiley Instructor Companion Site
See More
See Less

Buy Both and Save 25%!


Physics of Functional Materials (US $273.00)

-and- TMS 2012 141st Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Supplemental Proceedings, Volume 1, Materials Processing and Interfaces (US $200.95)

Total List Price: US $473.95
Discounted Price: US $355.46 (Save: US $118.49)

Buy Both
Cannot be combined with any other offers. Learn more.

Related Titles

Back to Top