The characterization of materials is important for understanding their properties and applications. An important aspect of materials science is the characterization of the materials that we use or study in order to learn more about them. Today, there is a vast array of scientific techniques available to the materials scientist that enables this characterization.

Materials Characterization covers state-of-the-art reviews on theoretical and practical aspects of the structure and behavior of materials. It discusses recent researches on basic and innovative measurement techniques for the characterization of materials. The rapid growth in science and technology has opened new horizons in a very wide range, in which the materials play a major and vital role. The chapters’ content focuses on all characterization techniques, including all forms of microscopy and analysis. This volume will focus on the most effective and widely used techniques available to characterize solid-state compounds. The primary objective of this volume is to provide a practical description of the methods used to characterize a broad range of materials. Developments in wide range of techniques and their application to the quantification of the microstructure of materials are explored.

This book provides the engineers and materials scientists with up-to-date information on many types of materials with an underlying theme of explaining the behavior of materials using novel approaches.