Chapter 6. Metals, Ceramics, Polymers and Composites

  1. Richard J. D. Tilley

Published Online: 1 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470020849.ch6

Understanding Solids: The Science of Materials

Understanding Solids: The Science of Materials

How to Cite

Tilley, R. J. D. (2004) Metals, Ceramics, Polymers and Composites, in Understanding Solids: The Science of Materials, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470020849.ch6

Author Information

  1. Emeritus Professor, University of Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUL 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 JUL 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470852750

Online ISBN: 9780470020845

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Keywords:

  • metallic radii;
  • alloy solid solutions;
  • metallic glasses;
  • silicate ceramics;
  • ceramics;
  • tacticity;
  • initiation;
  • amorphous thermoplastics;
  • fibre-reinforced plastics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Metals

  • Ceramics

  • Glass

  • Polymers

  • Composite materials

  • Answers to introductory questions

  • Further reading

  • Problems and exercises