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Chemical Kinetics of Solids

Chemical Kinetics of Solids

Hermann Schmalzried

ISBN: 978-3-527-61552-0

Jul 2008

450 pages

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Many different chemical processes take place inside solids or at solid surfaces and interfaces. However, their quantitative description sometimes seems difficult to understand. This book by Professor Schmalzried, author of the eminently successful Solid State Reactions; bridges the gap between the 'physical' and 'chemical' approaches to this subject because it is written in a language which both sides understand. For the first time, a comprehensive coverage of the rapidly developing field of Solid State Kinetics is available.

The topics covered in this book go far beyond diffusional transport. Homogeneous and heterogeneous solid-state reactions, phase transitions or the influence of external fields are also treated in detail. With this background, the author explains e.g. charge transport mechanisms in ionic conductors, principles of sensor technology, or oxidation processes clearly and comprehensibly.

This book is a must for every solid-state chemist and an indispensable tool for academic and industrial readers alike.

From reviews:
'a first-rate reference work that a must for any science library' (J. Am Chem. Soc.)
'can be recommended without restrictions ...' (Z. Phys. Chem.)
Thermodynamics of Point Defects
One- and Two-Dimensional Defects
Basic Kinetic Concepts and Situations
Kinetics and Dynamics: Local Equilibria
Heterogeneous Solid State Reactions
Oxidation of Metals
Solids in Thermodynamic Potential Gradients: The Steady State
Internal Reactions
Reactions at and across Interfaces
Phase Transformations
Reactions in Solids under Irradiation
Processes Influenced by Mechanical Parameters
Transport and Reactions in Special Systems
Methods for Kinetic in-situ Investigations