The Physics and Chemistry of Carbides, Nitrides and Borides

  • Robert Freer

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 185)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Powders, Ceramics and Single Crystals — Preparation and Characterisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. F. Cambier, A. Leriche, E. Gilbart, R. J. Brook, F. L. Riley
      Pages 13-28
    3. Bjørn Myhre, Ketil Motzfeldt
      Pages 29-44
    4. T. L. Aselage, D. R. Tallant, J. H. Gieske, S. B. Van Deusen, R. G. Tissot
      Pages 97-111
    5. I. D. Abell, D. Gregson, S. Shuttleworth
      Pages 121-130
  3. Synthetic Diamond — Preparation and Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Thomas R. Anthony
      Pages 133-158
    3. K. Kobashi, T. Inoue, H. Tachibana, K. Kumagai, K. Miyata, K. Nishimura et al.
      Pages 159-167
    4. K. Nishimura, K. Das, J. T. Glass, K. Kobashi, R. J. Nemanich
      Pages 183-194
  4. Structure, Crystal Chemistry, Phase Equilibria, Defects and Mass Transport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. P. Rogl
      Pages 269-277
    3. J. Vicens, S. J. Lee, E. Laurent-Pinson, G. Nouet, J. L. Chermant
      Pages 279-296
    4. C. H. de Novion, B. Beuneu, T. Priem, N. Lorenzelli, A. Finel
      Pages 329-355
    5. Hj. Matzke
      Pages 357-383
  5. Thermal, Chemical and Mechanical Stability

  6. Theoretical Studies

  7. Bulk Materials and Thin Films — Electrical, Optical and Thermal Properties

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 727-734

About this book


Carbides, nitrides and borides are families of related refractory materials. Traditionally they have been employed in applications associated with engineering ceramics where either high temperature strength or stability is of primary importance. In recent years there has been a growing awareness of the interesting electrical, thermal and optical properties exhibited by these materials, and the fact that many can be prepared as monolithic ceramics, single crystals and thin films. In practical terms carbides, nitrides and borides offer the prospect of a new generation of semiconductor materials, for example, which can function at very high temperatures in severe environmental conditions. However, as yet, we have only a limited understanding of the detailed physics and chemistry of the materials and how the preparation techniques influence the properties. Under the auspices of the NATO Science Committee an Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) was held on the Physics and Chemistry of Carbides, Nitrides and Borides (University of Manchester, 18-22 September, 1989) in order to assess progress to date and identify the most promising themes and materials for future research. An international group of 38 scientists considered developments in 5 main areas: The preparation of powders, monolithic ceramics, single crystals and thin films; Phase transformations, microstructure, defect structure and mass transport; Materials stability; Theoretical studies; Electrical, thermal and optical properties of bulk materials and thin films.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Freer
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials Science CentreUniversity of Manchester/UMISTManchesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7444-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2101-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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