Diffusion Phenomena Cases and Studies

by Richard Ghez

Diffusion Phenomena Cases and Studies Synopsis

This book is a second edition of the one that was published by John Wiley & Sons in 1988. It carries a new title because the former one, A Primer of Diffusion Problems, gave the impression of consisting merely of a set of problems relating to diffusion. Nonetheless, my intention was clearly spelled out and it remains the same, namely, to teach basic aspects and methods of solution for diffusion phenomena through physical examples. Again, I emphasize that the coverage is not encyclopedic. There exist already several outstanding works of that nature, for example, J. Philibert's Atom Movements, Diffusion and Mass Transport in Solids. My emphasis is on modeling and methodology. This book should thus constitute a consistent introduction to diffusion phenomena, whatever their origin or further application. This edition has been largely revised. It contains a completely new chapter and three new appendices. I have added several new exercises stemming from my experience in teaching this material over the last 15 years. I hope that they will be instructive to the reader for they were not chosen perfunctorily. Although they are the bane of authors and of readers, I have retained footnotes if they might help the reader's comprehension. Additional, but nonessential material is collected at the end of chapters, and is indicated in the text by superscripts.

Diffusion Phenomena Cases and Studies Press Reviews

The new edition has been revised extensively; it contains new exercises, three new appendices, and a new chapter entitled 'Surface Rate Limitations and Segregation' . . . this is a highly readable, excellent introduction to diffusion processes and the diffusion equation. It would be useful as a text for an upper division undergraduate course or graduate course in modeling, or in a special topics course on diffusion itself. Siam Review, 44:3 (2003)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780306465260
Publication date: 1st October 2001
Author: Richard Ghez
Publisher: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers an imprint of Springer Science+Business Media
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 316 pages
Categories: Condensed matter physics (liquid state & solid state physics),

About Richard Ghez

Richard Ghez worked for more than twenty years in IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center, and has been teaching in the Technion's Department of Materials Science for the past fifteen years. He has served as an Editor for the Journal of Crystal Growth, and is the author of approximately 100 scientific papers.

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