Naphase Materials is the first and, as yet, the only comprehensive book published in this new and exciting area of materials science. It gives a broad overview of the revolutionary new field of naphase materials; a view which spans the materials, physics, and chemistry research communities at a tutorial level that is suitable for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and experts or would-be experts in the science of nastructured materials. The articles are authored by many of the world's most prominent scientists in this field. The book covers the diverse methods for synthesizing naphase materials, a variety of subsequent processing methodologies, what is kwn about the structures of these materials on various length scales from atomic to macroscopic, and the properties of these unique and vel materials. The materials properties covered are mechanical, electronic, optical, and magnetic and hence span a wide range of important new opportunities for techlogical applications.