Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Materials Measurement System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-102
    2. Andrew Wallard
      Pages 3-16
    3. Michael Ramsey, Nick Boley, Stephen Ellison, Werner Hässelbarth, Hanspeter Ischi, Wolfhard Wegscheider et al.
      Pages 17-94
  3. Measurement Methods for Composition and Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-280
    2. Willie May, Richard Cavanagh, Gregory Turk, Michael Winchester, John Travis, Melody Smith et al.
      Pages 105-152
    3. Koji Maeda, Hiroshi Mizubayashi
      Pages 153-227
    4. Martin Seah, Leonardo Chiffre
      Pages 229-280
  4. Measurement Methods for Materials Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-607
    2. Sheldon Wiederhorn, Richard Fields, Samuel Low, Gun-Woong Bahng, Alois Wehrstedt, Junhee Hahn et al.
      Pages 283-397
    3. Wolfgang Buck, Steffen Rudtsch
      Pages 399-429
    4. Bernd Schumacher, Heinz-Gunter Bach, Petra Spitzer, Jan Obrzut
      Pages 431-484
    5. Joachim Wecker, Günther Bayreuther, Gunnar Ross, Roland Grössinger
      Pages 485-529
    6. Tadashi Itoh, Tsutomu Araki, Masaaki Ashida, Tetsuo Iwata, Kiyofumi Muro, Noboru Yamada
      Pages 531-607
  5. Measurement Methods for Materials Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 609-912
    2. Bernd Isecke, Michael Schütze, Hans-Henning Strehblow
      Pages 611-684
    3. Ian Hutchings, Mark Gee, Erich Santner
      Pages 685-710
    4. Ina Stephan, Peter Askew, Anna Gorbushina, Manfred Grinda, Horst Hertel, Wolfgang Krumbein et al.
      Pages 711-787
    5. Franz-Georg Simon, Oliver Jann, Ulf Wickström
      Pages 789-829
    6. Uwe Ewert, Gerd-Rüdiger Jaenisch, Kurt Osterloh, Uwe Zscherpel, Claude Bathias, Manfred Hentschel et al.
      Pages 831-912
  6. Modeling and Simulation Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 913-1096
    2. Masato Shimono
      Pages 915-952
    3. Shoji Imatani
      Pages 953-971
    4. Akira Tezuka
      Pages 973-1000
    5. Hiroshi Ohtani
      Pages 1001-1030
    6. Toshiyuki Koyama
      Pages 1031-1055
    7. Xiao Hu, Yoshihiko Nonomura, Masanori Kohno
      Pages 1057-1096
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 1097-1207

About this book


There is no science without measurements, no quality without testing, and no global markets without standards.
(Commission of the European Union)


This Springer Handbook of Materials Measurement Methods compiles advanced methods for materials measurement and characterization from the macroscopic to the nanometer scale. Materials science and its industrial applications require the highest level of accuracy and reliability in the measurement of the properties of materials and the assessment of their safety and reliability. Major technological nations fund large laboratories for testing and measurements that set standards, assess the safety and reliability of materials, and oversee the use of dangerous materials. Behind and beyond the data themselves are the underlying methods whose sophistication and proper use are absolutely necessary to achieve the accuracy, reliability, and safety required by modern technologies. Additionally, the acceleration of the design and creation of new materials via techniques such as molecular modeling and simulation, especially on the nanometer scale, makes the measurement of new materials properties and their characterization ever more critical.

Materials professionals will find clear guidelines and standards for how to measure the full spectrum of materials characteristics of new materials and systems. Since materials science forms a bridge between the more traditional fields of physics, engineering, and chemistry, unifying the varying perspectives and covering the full gamut of properties also serves a useful purpose. This Springer Handbook is the first dedicated to these practical and important considerations.

Key Topics

  • Measurement Principles and Structures
  • Measurement Strategy and Quality
  • Measurement Methods for Composition and Structure: Chemical Composition, Nanoscopic Architecture and Microstructure, Surface and Interface Characterization
  • Measurement Methods for Materials Properties: Mechanical, Thermal, Electrical, Magnetic, Optical
  • Measurement Methods for Materials Performance: Corrosion, Friction and Wear, Biogenic Impact, Materials–Environment Interactions, Performance Control and Condition Monitoring
  • Modeling and Simulation Methods
  • International Standards


  • Develops and explains clear guidelines and standards for the measurement
    of materials and systems characteristics
  • Incorporates over 50 pages with latest international standards referenced in chapters (AATCC, ANSI, AS, ASTM, AWPA, BSI, DIN, EN, IEC, ISO, JIS, NF. OIML, SEP, SN, VDI)
  • Guarantees quick access to data through parts and chapters with summaries, detailed index, and fully searchable CD-ROM
  • Contains over 500 two-color illustrations and over 50 comprehensive tables
  • Delivers a wealth of up-to-date references


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Editors and affiliations

  • Horst Czichos
    • 1
  • Tetsuya Saito
    • 2
  • Leslie Smith
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering and Precision EngineeringUniversity of Applied Sciences, TFH BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)Tsukuba, IbarakiJapan
  3. 3.National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)GaithersburgUS

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