Materials chemistry

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Completely revised, updated and expanded new edition Contains many illustrations and color graphics, as well as up-to-date references and examples A "topics for further discussion" section in each chapter poses thought-provoking questions Provides lab modules dealing with various types of materials synthesis Includes new sections on nanotoxicity, vapor-phase growth of 0-D nanostructures and graphene Features click chemistry' polymerization, silicones, conductive polymers and biomaterials applications Describes the emerging field of soft lithographic' patterning Describes the emerging field of soft lithographic' patterning The 2nd edition of Materials Chemistry builds on the strengths that were recognized by a 2008 Textbook Excellence Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA). Materials Chemistry addresses inorganic-, organic-, and nano-based materials from a structure vs. property treatment, providing a suitable breadth and depth coverage of the rapidly evolving materials field. The 2nd edition continues to offer innovative coverage and practical perspective throughout. After briefly defining materials chemistry and its history, seven chapters discuss solid-state chemistry, metals, semiconducting materials, organic "soft" materials, nanomaterials, and materials characterization. All chapters have been thoroughly updated and expanded with, for example, new sections on soft lithographic' patterning, click chemistry' polymerization, nanotoxicity, graphene, as well as many biomaterials applications. The polymer and soft' materials chapter represents the largest expansion for the 2nd edition. Each chapter concludes with a section that describes important materials applications, and an updated list of thought-provoking questions. The appendices have also been updated with additional laboratory modules for materials synthesis and a comprehensive timeline of major materials developments.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages485
ISBN (Print)9781402061196
StatePublished - 2007


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