© 2002

Nanocrystalline Metals and Oxides

Selected Properties and Applications

  • Philippe Knauth
  • Joop Schoonman

Part of the Electronic Materials: Science and Technology book series (EMST, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Jörg Weissmüller
    Pages 1-39
  3. Jean Bernardini, Dezsö L. Beke
    Pages 41-79
  4. Joachim Maier
    Pages 81-110
  5. T. O. Mason, J. -H. Hwang, N. Mansourian-Hadavi, G. B. Gonzalez, B. J. Ingram, Z. J. Homrighaus
    Pages 111-131
  6. Alan V. Chadwick, Georgina E. Rush
    Pages 133-164
  7. E. Traversa, O. Schäf, E. Di Bartolomeo, P. Knauth
    Pages 189-207
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 235-242

About this book


Nanostructured materials have at least one dimension in the nanometer range. They became a very active research area in solid state physics and chemistry in recent years with anticipated applications in various domains, including solar cells, electronics, batteries and sensors.

Nanocrystalline metals and oxides are dense polycrystalline solids with a mean grain size below 100 nm. This book is intended to give an overview on selected properties and applications of nanocrystalline metals and oxides by leading experts in the field. The first three chapters provide a very complete theoretical treatment of thermodynamics and atom/ion transport for nanocrystalline materials. The following chapters are experts' views on the development of experimental characterization techniques for nanocrystalline solids with emphasis on electroceramic materials.

Nanocrystalline Metals and Oxides is intended for a broad range of readers, foremost chemists, physicists and materials scientists. Theoretical physicists and chemists will certainly also profit from this book. The electroceramics and solid state ionics community are particularly addressed, given the main interests of the editors.


electronics nanostructure solid state physics spectroscopy thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Philippe Knauth
    • 1
  • Joop Schoonman
    • 2
  1. 1.Université de ProvenceMarseilleFrance
  2. 2.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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