1st Edition

Advanced Materials Characterization Basic Principles, Novel Applications, and Future Directions

    144 Pages 57 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The book covers various methods of characterization of advanced materials commonly used in engineering including understanding of the working principle and applicability of devices. It explores the techniques implemented for advanced materials like superalloys, thin films, powders, nanocomposites, polymers, shape memory alloys, high entropy alloys, and so on. Major instruments covered include X-ray diffraction, near-field scanning optical microscopy Raman, X-ray photospectroscopy, ultraviolet-visible-near-infrared spectrosphotometer, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimeter, profilometer, and thermogravimetric analysis.


    • Covers material characterization techniques and the development of advanced characterization technology
    • Includes multiple length scale characterization approaches for a large variety of materials, from nano- to micron-scale, as well as their constraints
    • Discusses advanced material characterization technology in the microstructural and property characterization fields
    • Reviews both practical and theoretical explanations of approaches for characterizing microstructure and properties
    • Offers fundamentals, basic instrumentation details, experimental approaches, analyses, and applications with case studies

    This book is aimed at graduate students and researchers in materials science and engineering.

    1.Introduction to material characterization 2. X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) 3. Nanomechanical system 4. X-Ray photo spectroscopy (XPS) 5. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) 6. Field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) 7. Transmission electron microscope (TEM) 8. Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) 9. Near-field scanning optical microscope Raman 10. Optical characterization instruments 11. Synchrotron techniques 12. Other advanced instruments used for characterization of functionally graded materials


    Ch Sateesh Kumar