Best books for materials science

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We have compiled the list of Best Reference Books on Material Science subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of best books on Material Science along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Material Science subject and came out with a recommended list of best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on “Material Science” as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

List of Material Science Books with author’s names, publishers, and an unbiased review as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books.

Elements of Engineering Materials Science
Material Science
Material Science and Metallurgy
Computational Materials Science
1. Elements of Engineering Materials Science
1. “Elements of Materials Science and Engineering (Addison-Wesley Series in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering)” by L H Van Vlack
“Elements of Materials Science and Engineering (Addison-Wesley Series in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering)” Book Review: This book has been designed for students in undergraduate or graduate pursuing mechanical or materials science engineering. This book describes the microstructure and its transformation along with metallic material properties with usage of solid state physics and chemical thermodynamics. This book can be used as a textbook by teachers who are coaching this subject. The book also demonstrates experimental methods of physical metallurgy and also contains chapters on hydrogen permeation in metals, landau theory, order hardening and intermetallic plasticity. The book also contains separate chapters on recrystallisation, diffusion in glasses, tuneling microscopy and many more. It contains various concepts of refining metals. Other concepts of material classes-metals, polymers, ceramics and semiconductors are also explained in this book. Also various methods of finding metals which have been implemented in the practical world are added in this book. There are several case studies from the past which are explained briefly to understand the scenario in the world. This book is useful for metallurgists as well as students studying physics.

2. “Electrochemically Engineered Nanoporous Materials (Springer Series in Materials Science)” by Dusan Losic and Abel Santos
“Electrochemically Engineered Nanoporous Materials (Springer Series in Materials Science)” Book Review: This book discusses the fabrications, properties and applications of electrochemically engineered nanoporous material. Topics like nanoporous alumina and nanotubular titania are present in the book. The first part covers porous silicon, electrochemical etching and biosensing applications. Bioanalysis, emerging capture probes and drug delivery are highlighted in this book in full detail. The book focuses on optical, photonic properties and design of optical biosensing devices. Important topics like photoluminescence, surface plasmon resonance, reflective spectrometry, wave guiding and raman scattering are described in the book. This book acts as a reference for researchers, industry professionals, post graduate and high-level undergraduate students. It explains the photocatalysis and solar cells.

3. “MATERIALS SCIENCE” by Rajendran V
“Materials Science” Book Review: The book focuses on the properties and applications of materials science. Undergraduate students of various fields studying materials science can refer to this book. Important properties of materials such as structural, optical, electrical, magnetic and mechanical properties are emphasised. Fundamentals of materials are discussed to familiarize the readers with the topic. Other topics covered are nanophase materials, shape memory alloys, ceramics, polymers and biocompatible materials.

4. “Material Science and Engineering” by William F Smith and Javad Hashemi
“Material Science and Engineering” Book Review: This book is presented as a combination of analytical rigour as well as accessibility. New chapters such as cost indexes, cost capacity factors, multiple-improvement curves, and facility cost estimation techniques have been added to the existing edition of the book. Also provided in the book are a plethora of examples as well as exercise questions to practice as well as test the concepts grasped by the book. It also has an all-round introduction to Estimating and Costing for the Metal with an excellent list of references and diagrams are also clearly labelled in the book. Students preparing for various competitive examinations as well as undergraduate students may find it fruitful.

5. “Basic Transport Phenomena in Materials Engineering” by Manabu Iguchi and Olusegun J Ilegbusi
“Basic Transport Phenomena in Materials Engineering” Book Review: This book explains the traditional transport phenomenon. The topics covered are basic properties of fluid flow, momentum transfer, heat transfer and heat conduction. Other topics mentioned are flows involving solid phase, multipurpose flow in microscale systems, diffusion and mass transfer. Each chapter has numerous problems with solutions and exercises for students to test their knowledge. At the end experiments with complete details are added. This book is suitable for all the students studying material science and engineering.