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Stoichiometry and Materials Science

When Numbers Matter

Edited by Alessio Innocenti

University of Florence, Italy


Norlida Kamarulzaman

Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

The aim of this book is to provide an overview on the importance of stoichiometry in the materials science field. It presents a collection of selected research articles and reviews providing up-to-date information related to stoichiometry at various levels. Being materials science an interdisciplinary area, the book has been divided in multiple sections, each for a specific field of applications. The first two sections introduce the role of stoichiometry in nanotechnology and defect chemistry, providing examples of state-of-the-art technologies. Section three and four are focused on intermetallic compounds and metal oxides. Section five describes the importance of stoichiometry in electrochemical applications. In section six new strategies for solid phase synthesis are reported, while a cross sectional approach to the influence of stoichiometry in energy production is the topic of the last section. Though specifically addressed to readers with a background in physical science, I believe this book will be of interest to researchers working in materials science, engineering and technology.

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Stoichiometry and Materials ScienceWhen Numbers MatterEdited by Alessio Innocenti

Published: April 11th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2538

ISBN: 978-953-51-0512-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4304-8

Copyright year: 2012

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49464 Total Chapter Downloads

13 Crossref Citations

48 Web of Science Citations

43 Dimensions Citations


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1. Clay Mineral Nanotubes: Stability, Structure and Properties

By Hélio A. Duarte, Maicon P. Lourenço, Thomas Heine and Luciana Guimarães


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2. Stoichiometric Boron-Based Nanostructures

By Limin Cao, Xiangyi Zhang, Wenkui Wang and Min Feng


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3. Ellipsometry and Its Applications in Stoichiometry

By Yu-Xiang Zheng, Rong-Jun Zhang and Liang-Yao Chen


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4. Structure, Morphology, and Stoichiometry of GaN(0001) Surfaces Through Various Cleaning Procedures

By Azusa N. Hattori and Katsuyoshi Endo


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5. Nonstoichiometry and Properties of SnTe Semiconductor Phase of Variable Composition

By Elena Rogacheva


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6. Stoichiometry in Inter-Metallic Compounds for Hydrogen Storage Applications

By Kwo Young


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7. Determination of Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Non-Stoichiometric Oxides

By Mauvy Fabrice and Fouletier Jacques


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8. Oxygen Potentials and Defect Chemistry in Nonstoichiometric (U,Pu)O2

By Masato Kato


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9. Molar Volume, Ionic Radii in Stoichiometric and Nonstoichiometric Metal Oxides

By Andrzej Stoklosa


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10. Synthesis and Stoichiometric Analysis of a Li-Ion Battery Cathode Material

By Norlida Kamarulzaman and Mohd Hilmi Jaafar


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11. A Study on Hydrogen Reaction Kinetics of Pt/HfO2/SiC Schottky-Diode Hydrogen Sensors

By W.M. Tang, C.H. Leung and P.T. Lai


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12. Observation of Chemical Reactions in Solid Phase Using X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

By Sergey P. Suprun, Valeriy G. Kesler and Evgeniy V. Fedosenko


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13. The Solid-Phase Synthesis of the Inorganic Non-Stoichiometric Compounds-Fibrous Fluorosilicates

By Naira B. Yeritsyan and Lida A. Khachatryan


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14. Chemical Transformations in Inhibited Flames over Range of Stoichiometry

By O.P. Korobeinichev, A.G. Shmakov and V.M. Shvartsberg


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15. Improved Combustion Control in Diesel Engines Through Active Oxygen Concentration Compensation

By Jason Meyer and Stephen Yurkovich


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16. Stoichiometric Approach to the Analysis of Coal Gasification Process

By Mamoru Kaiho and Osamu Yamada


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