Nasr M. Ghoniem and Daniel D. Walgraef

in Instabilities and Self-Organization in Materials

Published in print February 2008 | ISBN: 9780199298686
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191720222 | DOI:

Series: Monographs on the Physics and Chemistry of Materials


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This introductory chapter presents some ideas and key concepts in materials science. These include developments in the field of materials science, examples demonstrating the critical role played by material instabilities and pattern formation, the control of microstructure formation, and new materials design.

Keywords: materials science; material instability; pattern formation; microstructure formation; new materials design

Chapter.  4165 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Condensed Matter Physics

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