Alloys and Intermetallic Compounds: From Modeling to Engineering, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Alloys and Intermetallic Compounds

From Modeling to Engineering, 1st Edition

Edited by Cristina Artini

CRC Press

367 pages | 13 Color Illus. | 107 B/W Illus.

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This book focuses on the role of modeling in the design of alloys and intermetallic compounds. It includes an introduction to the most important and most used modeling techniques, such as CALPHAD and ab-initio methods, as well as a section devoted to the latest developments in applications of alloys. The book emphasizes the correlation between modeling and technological developments while discussing topics such as wettability of Ultra High Temperature Ceramics by metals, active brazing of diamonds to metals in cutting tools, surface issues in medicine, novel Fe-based superconductors, metallic glasses, high entropy alloys, and thermoelectric materials.

Table of Contents


Computational Thermodynamics: From Experiments to Applications

A. Watson, A. Kroupa, A. Dinsdale, J. Vrestal, P. Broz and A. Zemanova

Thermophysical Properties of Metallic Alloys from Ab Initio Methods and Applications to Thermodynamic Modeling

Mauro Palumbo

The Formation Volume in Rare Earth Intermetallic Systems: A Representation by Means of Atomic Physical Quantities

M. Pani and F. Merlo


Metal-Ceramic Interactions in Brazing Ultra High Temperature Diboride Ceramics

Fabrizio Valenza, Cristina Artini, Sofia Gambaro, Maria Luigia Muolo and Alberto Passerone

Metal Surfaces in Medicine: Current Knowledge of Properties, Modeling and Biological Response

S. Spriano, S.Ferraris, C.Balagna and M. Cazzola

Fe-based Superconductors: Crystallochemistry, Band Structure and Phase Diagrams

Alberto Martinelli

Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Highly Disordered Fe-based Frank Kasper-Phases in View of First Principles Calculation and Experimental Study

J. Cieslak and J. Tobola

Atomistic Modeling to Design Favored Compositions for the Metallic Glass Formation

J.B. Liu, J.H. Li and B.X. Liu

Shape Memory Alloys: Constitutive Modeling and Engineering Simulations

G. Scalet and F. Auricchio

Prediction of the Thermoelectric Properties of Half-Heusler Phases from the Density Functional Theory

V.V. Romaka, P.F. Rogl, R. Carlini and C. Fanciulli

Skutterudites for Thermoelectric Applications: Properties, Synthesis and Modeling

R. Carlini, C. Fanciulli, P. Boulet, M.C. Record, V.V. Romaka and P.F. Rogl

About the Editor

Cristina Artini, Ph.D. Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, University of Genova, and CNR-IENI. Since June 2013: Researcher at the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Genova. From 2010 to 2013: Researcher at National Research Council (CNR) – Institute for Energetics and Interphases, Department of Genoa, Italy. From 2004 to 2010: Post Doc Researcher at the University of Genoa.

Received Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Genoa on May 6th, 2004. Thesis was titled “Correlations between structure and properties with regard to the appearance of high temperature superconductivity in ruthenium based oxides,” supervised by Prof. G.A. Costa. On October 27th, 2000, received degree in Chemistry cum laude at the University of Genoa. Thesis was “Correlations between superconductivity and structure: the anti-K2NiF4 structure” supervised by Prof. G.A. Costa.

The author and co-author of 36 articles in international journals with referee, author of one invited chapter and 2 chapters in books, and has been invited to speak at several international conferences. A reviewer for international journals, such as Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Journal of Rare Earths, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. Awarded in 2013 with the Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing by Journal of Solid State Chemistry. Member of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General