Accession Number : AD0694556

Title :   MATERIALS PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION.

Descriptive Note : Annual technical progress rept. 1 Jul 68-30 Jun 69.

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK MATERIALS RESEARCH LAB

Report Date : AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 144

Abstract : The document reports the overall research activities of the Materials Research Laboratory of The Pennsylvania State University and the individual activities of the faculty affiliated with it. The survey covers the following: Preparation of materials; including synthesis, thermodynamics, equilibria, kinetics, and crystal growth of inorganic materials; Characterization of materials, which encompasses only those studies which provide, directly, information on the chemical composition or the atomic structure of the phases; Properties of materials, which includes the work on the elastic, magnetic, electrical and optical properties of solids; The glass program, which represents a 'horizontal cut' across the other groupings. A final section on Science Information Dissemination describes the varied and extensive activities of the Laboratory in interacting with the scientific and general public from the level of short courses to that of public policy. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CRYSTAL STRUCTURE, *REPORTS), CRYSTAL GROWTH, PHASE STUDIES, HIGH PRESSURE, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, MAGNETIC PROPERTIES, VAPOR PLATING, X RAY SPECTROSCOPY, SUBLIMATION, INFRARED SPECTRA, ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA, VISIBLE SPECTRA, ABSORPTION SPECTRA, SURFACE PROPERTIES, CRYSTAL DEFECTS, MASS SPECTROSCOPY, ETCHING, ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, X RAY DIFFRACTION, HIGH PRESSURE, DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES, FERROELECTRICITY, ELECTROOPTICS, LUMINESCENCE, GLASS, CEMENTS, POLYMERS, GELS, SPINEL, MICA, CARBON, GRAPHITE, LEAD(METAL), TIN COMPOUNDS, MAGNESIUM OXIDES, GERMANIUM

Subject Categories : Crystallography
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE