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- DescriptionA straightforward treatment describing the oxidation processes of metals and alloys at elevated temperatures. This 2006 second edition retains the fundamental theory but incorporates advances made in understanding degradation phemena. The first half provides an authoritative introduction to the basic principles, covering thermodynamics and mechanisms of high temperature corrosion of metals and alloys. The latter half extends the discussion to oxidation processes in complex systems, from reactions in mixed environments to protective techniques, including coatings and atmosphere control. The authors provide a logical and expert treatment of the subject, producing a revised edition that will be a comprehensive guide to material scientists and engineers requiring an understanding of this elementary process.
- Author BiographyNeil Birks was Professor Emeritus in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Gerald H. Meier is William Kepler Whiteford Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Fred S. Pettit is Harry S. Tack Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.
- Author(s)F.S. Pettit,G.H. Meier,Niel Birks
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication16/07/2009
- SubjectIndustrial Chemistry & Manufacturing
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note278 b/w illus. 7 tables
- Weight560 g
- Width170 mm
- Height244 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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