ASM Handbook, Volume 10: Materials Characterization provides detailed technical information that will enable readers to select and use analytical techniques that are appropriate for their problem.
MATERIALS PARK, OHIO (PRWEB) DECEMBER 23, 2019
ASM International publishes ASM Handbook, Volume 10: Materials Characterization in print and coming soon digitally in ASM Handbooks Online™within the ASM Digital Library. The 2019 edition includes 25 new articles in addition to significant updates to articles that appeared in the 1986 edition.
Major revisions have been made to several divisions including X-ray and neutron diffraction. “This update of X-ray and neutron diffraction elaborates on the modern interpretation of diffraction data with emphasis on use of modern databases and newer analytical methods,” Division Editor Erik Mueller, a materials research engineer at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said. “There are also new articles on micro X-ray diffraction and synchrotron diffraction techniques.”
Each article in the handbook that describes a characterization technique begins with an overview of the method in simplified terms and lists common applications as well as limitations. Sample size, form, and special preparation requirements are listed upfront to help readers quickly decide if the techniques are appropriate to solve their problem. Tables and charts listing the most common characterization methods for different classes of materials are included in the beginning of the handbook. The tables give information on whether the technique is suitable for elemental analysis, qualitative analysis, surface analysis, or alloy verification. The articles also describe material characterization in general terms according to material type and serve as a jumping off point to the more specific technique articles.
ASM Handbook, Volume 10: Materials Characterization ($345.00, $259.00 ASM Members, hardcover (ISBN: 978-1-62708-211-2) is available at asminternational.org/hbvol10 or by calling the ASM International Member Service Center at 800.336.5152. Access to the digital version of Volume 10 (EISBN: 978-1-62708-213-6) is coming soon to ASM Handbooks Online™ in the ASM Digital Library.
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“This update of X-ray and neutron diffraction elaborates on the modern interpretation of diffraction data with emphasis on use of modern databases and newer analytical methods,” said Division Editor Erik Mueller, a materials research engineer at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).