- 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
- About this Textbook
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. Appropriate for junior/senior undergraduate students, as well as first-year graduate students in chemistry, physics, or engineering. Materials Chemistry may also serve as a reference to industrial researchers.
- About the authors
Bradley Fahlman obtained his PhD at Rice University (Houston, Texas) in 2000 and was awarded his BSc. (High Hons.) at the University of Regina (Canada) in 1996. At present, he is Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Science of Advanced Materials (SAM) Ph.D. Program at Central Michigan University.
His research interests involve amongst others the synthesis of novel hafnium thin-film precursors, use of these precursors for oxide/nitride/oxynitride thing film growth using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and atomic layer deposition (ALD), development and electrochemical testing of novel nanomaterials for Li ion battery anode applications and mechanistic investigation of low-temperature carbon nanotube/nanofibre growth.
Dr. Fahlman's research group is focused on the design of new and improved routes toward interesting and industrially useful nanostructural materials and thin films.
More information may be found at http://www.cst.cmich.edu/users/fahlm1b/Site/Home.html.
Bradley Fahlman received a 2008 Textbook Excellence Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) for the first edition of his book Materials Chemistry.
Book Review Exerpts of 1st edition:
'Excellent, up-to-date discussion of many classes of materials. Concisely written, understandable with integration of real-world and historical references. Well-illustrated with judicious use of color. Extensive research sections for further study.'
As a biochemist/chemical educator, I found the text very instructive. A material science engineer at Intel (a friend) gave the book a 'thumbs-up' review.''
Bradley Fahlman is to be commended for undertaking the challenge of producing what is probably the first true chemistry text in Materials Chemistry. This is a rapidly growing field, along with its spin-off Nanoscience. For producing the first true Chemistry text in a new field, Materials Chemistry, and for its high quality, it is most appropriate that Bradley D. Fahlman be honered with a 2008 Texty Award for Excellence.
TEXTY Awards Judges' comments.
'After briefly defining materials chemistry and its history, six chapters discuss sold-state chemistry, metals, semiconducting materials, organic 'soft' materials, nanomaterials, and materials characterization. The author chose depth over breadth, resulting in deep, detailed prose. The strengths of this book are its illustrations and color graphics, as well as up-to-date references and examples.'
D.E. Hubbard, Missouri University of Science and Technology, CHOICE/Choice Reviews Online, February 2008
- Table of contents (7 chapters)
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Table of contents (7 chapters)
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- Book Title
- Materials Chemistry
- Bradley Fahlman
- Springer Netherlands
- Copyright Holder
- Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
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- Number of Pages
- XI, 736