This textbook is intended for use in a one- or two-semester undergraduate course in
materials science that is primarily populated by chemical and materials engineering
students. This is not to say that biomedical, mechanical, electrical, or civil engineering
students will not be able to utilize this text, nor that the material or its presentation is
unsuitable for these students.
Normally, any ferromagnetic or ferrimagnetic material undergoes a transition to a paramagnetic state above its Curie temperature. Superparamagnetism is different from this standard transition since it occurs below the Curie temperature of the material.
Superparamagnetism occurs in nanoparticles which are single domain. This is possible when their diameter is below 3–50 nm, depending on the materials.
It is less than five years since the last edition of
Modern Physical Metallurgy was enlarged to include
the related subject of Materials Science and Engineering,
appearing under the title Metals and Materials:
Science, Processes, Applications. In its revised
approach, it covered a wider range of metals and
alloys and included ceramics and glasses, polymers
and composites, modern alloys and surface engineering.
A one-stop Desk Reference, for engineers involved in the use of engineered materials across engineering and electronics; this is a book that will not gather dust on the shelf. It brings together the essential professional reference content from leading international contributors in the field. Material ranges from basic to advanced topics including materials and process selection; and explanations of properties of metals, ceramics, plastics and composites
The field of biomedical engineering has expanded markedly in the past few years;
finally it is possible to recognize biomedical engineering as a field on its own. Too
often this important discipline of engineering was acknowledged as a minor
engineering curriculum within the fields of material engineering (bio-materials) or
electronic engineering (bio-instrumentations).