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Kinetics in Materials Science and Engineering (Paperback) (Dennis W. Readey)
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This book introduces the kinetics of materials, emphasizing reactions and phase transformations of importance in industrial applications and reflecting the full breadth of the field, from metals, ceramics, and electronic materials to polymers, biomaterials, and composites. The author explicitly avoids "black box" equations, providing derivations with clear explanations. The contents begin with a discussion of classical chemical kinetics, followed by surface energy and its effects, nucleation, and growth phase transitions. Coverage concludes with an exploration of diffusion in ideal systems, non-ideal diffusion, and complex geometries.