Pioneered by the pharmaceutical industry and adapted for the purposes of materials science and engineering, the combinatorial method is now widely considered a watershed in the accelerated discovery, development, and optimization of new materials. Combinatorial Materials Synthesis reveals the gears behind combinatorial materials chemistry and thin-film technology, and discusses the prime techniques involved in synthesis and property determination for experimentation with a variety of materials. Funneling historic innovations into one source, the book explores core approaches to synthesis and rapid characterization techniques for work with combinatorial materials libraries.
"A unique, authoritative overview of a major new field of materials science and engineering."
Robert W. Cahn, Fellow of the Royal Society, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, England
" ….excellent collection of contributions from well-known experts in the field.."
Materials Today, November, 2004