Kinetics in Materials Science and Engineering
"A pedagogical gem…. Professor Readey replaces ‘black-box’ explanations with detailed, insightful derivations. A wealth of practical application examples and exercise problems complement the exhaustive coverage of kinetics for all material classes." –Prof. Rainer Hebert, University of Connecticut
"Prof. Readey gives a grand tour of the kinetics of materials suitable for experimentalists and modellers…. In an easy-to-read and entertaining style, this book leads the reader to fundamental, model-based understanding of kinetic processes critical to development, fabrication and application of commercially-important soft (polymers, biomaterials), hard (ceramics, metals) and composite materials. It is a must-have for anyone who really wants to understand how to make materials and how they will behave in service." --Prof. Bill Lee, Imperial College London, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering
"A much needed text filing the gap between an introductory course in materials science and advanced materials-specific kinetics courses. Ideal for the undergraduate interested in an in-depth study of kinetics in materials." –Prof. Mark E. Eberhart, Colorado School of Mines
This book provides an in-depth introduction to the most important kinetic concepts in materials science, engineering, and processing. All types of materials are addressed, including metals, ceramics, polymers, electronic materials, biomaterials, and composites. The expert author with decades of teaching and practical experience gives a lively and accessible overview, explaining the principles that determine how long it takes to change material properties and make new and better materials. The chapters cover a broad range of topics extending from the heat treatment of steels, the processing of silicon integrated microchips, and the production of cement, to the movement of drugs through the human body. The author explicitly avoids "black box" equations, provid
Table of Contents
Introduction to Kinetics. Reaction Kinetics. Phase Transformations. Diffusion in Ideal Systems. Diffusion in Non-Ideal Systems.
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Dennis W. Readey is University Emeritus Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, where he served as the H. F. Coors Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineering and Director of the Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics for seventeen years. Prior to that, he served as chairman of the Department of Ceramic Engineering at Ohio State University. He has been performing research on kinetic processes in materials for almost fifty years and teaching the subject for over thirty years. Before entering academia, he was a program manager in the Division of Physical Research of what is now the Department of Energy, where he was responsible for funding materials research in universities and national laboratories. Earlier, he was also group leader in the Research Division of the Raytheon Company and in the Materials Division of Argonne National Laboratory.
He had been active in the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for a number of years representing TMS (The Mining, Minerals, and Materials Society) and served on several government committees including the Space Sciences Board and the National Materials Advisory Board of the National Academy of Sciences. He is a member of several professional societies and is a fellow of ASM International (formerly the American Society of Metals) and a fellow, distinguished life member, and Past-President of the American Ceramic Society.
Dr. Readey’s research has involved gaseous and aqueous corrosion of ceramics, the effect of atmospheres on sintering, the properties of porous ceramics, processing and properties of ceramic-metal composites, and the electronic properties of compounds, particularly transparent conducting oxides and microwave and infrared materials. He advised 29 P