Thermitic Thermodynamics: A Computational Survey and Comprehensive Interpretation of Over 800 Combinations of Metals, Metalloids, and Oxides

1st Edition

Anthony Peter Gordon Shaw

CRC Press
May 1, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 800 Pages - 26 Color & 1002 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138482821 - CAT# K349041

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Thermites, which are generally considered to be reactive mixtures of powdered metals and metal oxides, are an important subset of energetic materials. The underlying thermodynamic properties of a given mixture dictate whether it may undergo a self-sustaining reaction, liberating heat in the process. Thermodynamic information in the existing scientific literature regarding thermitic combinations is scattered and incomplete. Currently, a comprehensive overview of this nature would be of great use to those working in the areas of pyrotechnics, pyrometallurgy, high-temperature chemistry, and materials science. Thermitic Thermodynamics solves this problem by describing the results of calculations on over 800 combinations of metal, metalloid, and metal oxide reactants.

Other features include:

  • A first-of-its-kind adiabatic survey of binary thermitic reactions.
  • Provides an overview of key trends in exothermic metal-metal oxide reactivity.
  • Describes the role of non-oxide product formation in thermitic systems.
  • Explains how to interpret the results of thermochemical calculations effectively.

An invaluable resource, this book provides an accessible introduction for students and is also an enduring guide for professionals.