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Micro- and Macro-Properties of Solids

Thermal, Mechanical and Dielectric Properties


  • Very comprehensive book on the properties of solids, dealing with all classes of solid materials


Part of the Materials science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 80)

Table of contents

About this book


Each of the eight chapters treats an important aspect of solid state physics, comprising a complete review of the particular field. Typically, a chapter starts with basic information about a property of a solid and the related experimental techniques. This is followed by a global overview which brings together all important contributions by different research workers in the field. This overview is comprehensive and covers essential literature over the past 60 years. Each chapter concludes with a detailed discussion of the contributions made by the chapter authors and their associates, in some cases spanning the last 45 years. In addition, Micro- and Macro-Properties of Solids provides data on new materials such as rare-earth metals, semiconductors, ferroelectrics, mixed-valence compounds, superionic conductors, optical and optoelectronic materials and biomaterials.


Materials science Micro- and macro-properties of solids Physical properties of materials Physical properties of solids Solid state physics crystal semiconductor

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Physics DepartmentKakatiya University506 009WarangalIndia

About the authors

D.B. Sirdeshmukh taught physics for nearly four decades, first at Osmania University and later at Kakatiya University, Warangal. He was Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Rhode Island, USA, and has been Emeritus Professor at the Kakatiya University. Prof. Sirdeshmukh is actively engaged in research for close to 50 years in several branches of Solid State Physics. He has authored about 120 research publications including two review articles in Journal of Materials Science. He has authored two books.

L. Sirdeshmukh was educated at the Osmania University and earned a Ph.D in Spectroscopy. She taught physics for more than three decades at the Kakatiya University. Her research interests are in spectroscopy and dielectric properties of materials. She has published about 80 papers and she was the guest editor of a special issue of the Bulletin of Materials Science. She co-authored a book with Prof. Sirdeshmukh.

K.G. Subhadra has been teaching physics at the Kakatiya University for over three decades. Her research interests are in X-ray crystallography and mechanical properties of solids. She has published about fifty papers and has co-authored two books with Prof. D.B. Sirdeshmukh. She has participated in a number of conferences and 3 of her papers were chosen for best presentation awards.

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