• Paul J. van der Put


This introductory chapter discusses atoms and bonds—the basics of the inorganic chemistry of materials—and also sketch out the ways of dealing with these building blocks in different disciplines. Materials chemistry is not a sharply bounded and institutionalized subject but a combination of many crafts and sciences. Some awareness of the norms in relevant areas is necessary for materials designers, who must get their information from those fields.


Valence Electron Periodic Table Solid State Chemistry Metallic Bond Inorganic Polymer 
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  • Paul J. van der Put
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  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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