Practical applications of the electron theory to improve physical and mechanical properties of engineering materials

A. A. Ogwu, T. J. Davies

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Abstract

A brief account is given of the origin and development of the electron theory and its successful application to improving physical and mechanical properties of a range of materials, including hard metals, metal-ceramic bonding, intermetallics and steels. As the nature of the bonding in solids, i.e. metallic, semi-conductor or insulator, determines both their mechanical and electronic properties, it is suggested that a theory linking both properties is desirable. The development of such a theory could be the basis of a better understanding of the mechanical properties of solids and the production of new materials for various technological applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1623-1628
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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