This book surveys the broad field of mechanical alloying from a scientific and technological perspective to form a timely and comprehensive resource valuable to both students and researchers. The treatment progresses from the historical background through a description of the process, the different metastable effects produced, and the mechanisms of phase formation to applications of mechanically alloyed products. The presentation is straightforward and easy to understand but does not compromise the scientific accuracy. It includes an unusually extensive listing of the results of different metastable effects obtained in various alloy systems along with thorough references in each chapter.
Introduction. Historical Perspective. Nomenclature. Equipment for Mechanical Alloying. Process Variable in Milling. Mechanism of Alloying. Characterization of Powders. Temperature Rise during Milling. Solid Solubility Extensions. Synthesis of Intermetallics. Disordering of Intermetallics. Solid-State Amorphization. Nanostructured Materials. Mechanochemical Processing. Powder Contamination. Modeling Studies and milling Maps. Applications. Safety Hazards. Concluding Remarks.
"This is a comprehensive book on the subject of mechanical alloying/milling, by an eminent scholar with more than three decades of experience…The book is written in a way that is clear and easy to follow, with well-articulated and detailed illustrations…[It is] extremely helpful due to its clarity and organization… What is really nice about its structure is that techniques are described in enough detail and at the same time in a concise way to get the reader started on the way, and is not simply a superficial description…It is this type of detail that makes this book a valuable resource from a practical standpoint…[T]his is a very enjoyable book to read with a large amount of well-organized information on an important area in material processing."
-JOM, August 2005