© 2002

Purification Process and Characterization of Ultra High Purity Metals

Application of Basic Science to Metallurgical Processing

  • Yoshio Waseda
  • Minoru Isshiki


  • Provides many references, numerous illustrations and tables

  • Extended introductory treatise on the fundamentals and new methods of purification processing of metals and their characterization

  • Gives both the basic science and the applied engineering points of view


Part of the Springer Series in Materials Processing book series (SSMATERIALSPROC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Fundamentals and the Present Status of Purification of Metals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. T. H. Okabe, K.T. T. Jacob, Y. Waseda
      Pages 3-37
    3. T. Kekesi, M. Isshiki
      Pages 39-69
    4. T. Kekesi, M. Isshiki
      Pages 71-101
    5. A. Koethe
      Pages 103-143
  3. New Methods for Purification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. K. Mimura, M. Isshiki
      Pages 181-202
    3. K. Miyake
      Pages 203-222
  4. Characterization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. E. Hashimoto, Y. Ueda
      Pages 249-276
    3. S. Suzuki
      Pages 277-304
    4. L. Hollang
      Pages 305-348
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 403-412

About this book


Substantial enhancement of important properties of materials is manifested when impurity concentrations are reduced to extremely low levels. Current technologies are not fully adequate and the frontiers of our present knowledge of theory and practice need exploration. New concepts and methodologies are evolving and novel purification processes are beinb developed for producing ultra-high-purity metals with purpose-designed atomic patterns for sophisticated functional applications. This book gives a critical, up-to-date evaluation starting with an extended introductory treatise on the fundamentals, followed by a detailed description of the new methods of purification of transition metals and rare earth metals, including their characterization. The subject is approached both from the basic science and applied engineering points of view.


Metall Ultra-high purity dynamics electrical property hydrogen laser mechanical property metal rare earth metals refractory surfaces thermodynamics transition metals

Editors and affiliations

  • Yoshio Waseda
    • 1
  • Minoru Isshiki
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Multidisciplinary, Research for Advanced MaterialsTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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