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Intermetallic Compounds - Properties and Applications

Barun Shankar Gupta

Indian Institute of Crafts & Design

A well-known researcher in the field of surface properties investigation of polymers and composites, reviewer of several international journals on materials, member of professional bodies, and author of books.


Stoichiometry Topology Assembly Entropy Lattice Structure Micro-Alloy Phase Diagram Time-Temperature-Transformation (TTT) Dispersion Solubility and Diffusion Interface Interactions Ductility and Rigidity

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The intermetallic compounds (IMCs), though are generalized as having specific chemical compositions, however, in reality, the stoichiometry may vary. Accordingly, the properties of the IMCs may differ depending on the chemistry, microstructure, morphology of the constituents. Therefore, the task of developing an IMC for a specific application has been a long-term challenge. The IMCs differ from the parent components and alloys in their properties and may have represented varieties of the crystal structure. The investigations of the physicochemical properties of IMCs have always yielded interesting findings on crystal structures and defects. There is no doubt that the microstructural properties of the IMC would depend on the grain aspect ratio, phase differences, size, distribution, etc. Consequently, the IMCs have now found wide-scale applications based on the surface electromagnetic properties, thermal properties, ductility, toughness, rigidity, etc. The usability of IMCs for structural applications has renewed interest in the development of various compositions.

This book is an endeavor in understanding the structure, property, and functionality of intermetallic compounds (IMC). The first three topics deal with the chemical, morphological and microscopic properties of IMCs. The last two topics deal with the applications of IMC on surfaces and as structural components.

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Date completed: March 8th 2021

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Barun Shankar Gupta

Indian Institute of Crafts & Design

Dr. Barun Shankar Gupta completed his Ph.D. from the Department of Civil & Transport Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. Before his doctorate, he has worked as a researcher at the universities in U.S.A., France and Canada. As a technologist, he worked at the Paharpur Cooling Towers Ltd. India, which is worlds' leading process cooling equipment manufacturer. He owns a patent, a member of several scientific communities, editor of international journal, has written and presented more than twenty research articles, book, and is serving as reviewer to several international journals. Presently, he is working at the Indian Institute of Crafts and Design (IICD), an undertaking of the Department of Industry, Government of Rajasthan, India.

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