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Springer Handbook of Metrology and Testing

  • Horst Czichos
  • Tetsuya Saito
  • Leslie Smith

Part of the Springer Handbooks book series (SHB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXII
  2. Fundamentals of Metrology and Testing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-141
    2. Horst Czichos
      Pages 3-22
    3. Andrew Wallard
      Pages 23-37
    4. Michael H. Ramsey, Stephen L.R. Ellison, Horst Czichos, Werner Hässelbarth, Hanspeter Ischi, Wolfhard Wegscheider et al.
      Pages 39-141
  3. Chemical and Microstructural Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-335
    2. Willie E. May, Richard R. Cavanagh, Gregory C. Turk, Michael Winchester, John Travis, Melody V. Smith et al.
      Pages 145-203
    3. Koji Maeda, Hiroshi Mizubayashi
      Pages 205-279
    4. Martin Seah, Leonardo De Chiffre
      Pages 281-335
  4. Materials Properties Measurement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-663
    2. Sheldon M. Wiederhorn, Richard J. Fields, Samuel Low, Gun-Woong Bahng, Alois Wehrstedt, Junhee Hahn et al.
      Pages 339-452
    3. Wolfgang Buck, Steffen Rudtsch
      Pages 453-483
    4. Bernd Schumacher, Heinz-Gunter Bach, Petra Spitzer, Jan Obrzut, Steffen Seitz
      Pages 485-540
    5. Joachim Wecker, Günther Bayreuther, Gunnar Ross, Roland Grössinger
      Pages 541-586
    6. Tadashi Itoh, Tsutomu Araki, Masaaki Ashida, Tetsuo Iwata, Kiyofumi Muro, Noboru Yamada
      Pages 587-663
  5. Materials Performance Testing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 665-972
    2. Bernd Isecke, Michael Schütze, Hans-Henning Strehblow
      Pages 667-741
    3. Ian Hutchings, Mark Gee, Erich Santner
      Pages 743-768
    4. Ina Stephan, Peter D. Askew, Anna A. Gorbushina, Manfred Grinda, Horst Hertel, Wolfgang E. Krumbein et al.
      Pages 769-844
    5. Franz-Georg Simon, Oliver Jann, Ulf Wickström, Anja Geburtig, Peter Trubiroha, Volker Wachtendorf
      Pages 845-886

About this book


This Springer Handbook of Metrology and Testing presents the principles of Metrology – the science of measurement – and the methods and techniques of  Testing – determining the characteristics of a given product – as they apply to chemical and microstructural analysis, and to the measurement and testing of materials properties and performance, including modelling and simulation.

The principal motivation for this Handbook stems from the increasing demands of technology for measurement results that can be used globally. Measurements within a local laboratory or manufacturing facility must be able to be reproduced accurately anywhere in the world. The Commission of the European Union has expressed this as follows:

There is no science without measurements, no quality without testing, and no global markets without standards. 

The Handbook is organized in five parts. Part A: Fundamentals of Metrology and Testing. Part B: Chemical and Microstructural Analysis. Part C: Materials Properties Measurement. Part D: Materials Performance Testing. Part E: Modeling and Simulation Methods.

 Key Topics

Metrology Principles and Organization

Methodologies of Measurement and Testing

Analytical Chemistry Methods

Microstructural and Nanoscopic Analyses

Materials Properties Measurement: mechanical, thermal, lectrical, magnetic, optical

Materials Performance Testing: Corrosion, friction and wear, biogenic, environmental

Nondestructive Testing

Reliability Evaluation

Modeling and Simulation Methods: molecular dynamics simulation, finite element methods, Monte Carlo simulation                     


Develops and explains guidelines and standards for Quality of Measurement and Testing


Traceability of Measurement and Testing

Statistical Evaluation of Results

Accuracy and Uncertainty of Measurement


Inter-laboratory Comparisons and Proficiency Testing

Reference Materials

Reference Procedures

Human Aspects in a Laboratory

International Standards, Laboratory Accreditation and Global Trade


Materials Measurement Micorstructural Analysis Molecular Modelling Standardization Validation

Editors and affiliations

  • Horst Czichos
    • 1
  • Tetsuya Saito
    • 2
  • Leslie Smith
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Applied Sciences BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)TsukubaJapan
  3. 3.National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)GaithersburgUSA

About the editors

Dr. Horst Czichos has been President of BAM, the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (1992-2002) and President of EUROLAB, the European Federation of National Associations of Measurement, Testing and Analytical Laboratories (1999-2003). He holds degrees in precision engineering, physics and materials science from the Free University and the Technical University of Berlin, and obtained a Dr. h.c. from KU Leuven University for his research work in tribology. He is currently Professor of Mechatronics at the University of Applied Sciences, BHT Berlin, and received 2007 the Beuth Award for achievement in engineering education.

Dr. Saito is currently Senior Adviser Emeritus at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and has served as Chair of ISO/TC164 (Mechanical Testing of Metals) for nine years. He received his Dr.-Eng from the University of Tokyo in 1978 and since has held various positions at the National Research Institute for Metals, including Director of Materials Evaluation Division and Deputy Director-General of the Institute.

After retirement from his position as Director of the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Dr. Leslie Smith is a Research Associate at NIST. He received B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Case Institute of Technology and the Catholic University of America in physical-organic chemistry and conducted research primarily on the adsorption of polymers and the degradation of polyesters.

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