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Transmission Electron Microscopy: A Textbook for Materials Science (4 Vol set) [Paperback]

David B. Williams , C. Barry Carter
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August 27, 2009 0387765026 978-0387765020 2nd

This profusely illustrated text on Transmission Electron Microscopy provides the necessary instructions for successful hands-on application of this versatile materials characterization technique. The new edition also includes an extensive collection of questions for the student, providing approximately 800 self-assessment questions and over 400 questions suitable for homework assignment.

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From the reviews of the second edition:

“This book is intended to be used as a textbook for material science students studying the theory, operation, and application of the TEM. It is truly a book so thoughtfully written that … it will provide a solid foundation for those studying material science. It is richly illustrated with full-color figures and illustrations throughout the text. … There are an abundant number of references at the end of each chapter for further study … . This is an outstanding book … .” (IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Vol. 26 (4), July/August, 2010)

“D.B. Williams and C.B. Carter have now prepared a new edition, splendidly produced by Springer with colour throughout. … This textbook is magnificent, written in a very readable style, immensely knowledgeable, drawing attention to difficulties and occasionally to unsolved problems. Any microscopist who has mastered … the book relevant to his projects will be well armed for battle. … Buy this book!” (P. W. Hawkes, Ultramicroscopy, Vol. 110, 2010)

From the Back Cover

This groundbreaking text has been established as the market leader throughout the world. Now profusely illustrated with full color figures and diagrams throughout the text, Transmission Electron Microscopy: A Textbook for Materials Science, Second Edition, provides the necessary insight and guidance for successful hands-on application of this versatile and powerful materials characterization technique. For this first new edition in 12 years, many sections have been completely rewritten with all others revised and updated. The new edition also includes an extensive collection of questions for the student, providing approximately 800 for self-assessment and over 400 that are suitable for homework assignment.

Key Features:

  • Undisputed market leader, now completely revised and updated
  • Ideal for use as a teaching text at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels and as a hands-on reference for materials scientists
  • Explains why a particular technique should be used and how a specific concept can be put into practice
  • Nearly 700 figures and diagrams, most in full color

Praise for the first edition:

`The best textbook for this audience available.' – American Scientist

"...highly readable, and an extremely valuable text for all users of the TEM at every level. Treat yourself to a copy!" – Microscopy and Microanalysis

`This book is written in such a comprehensive manner that it is understandable to all people who are trained in physical science and it will be useful both for the expert as well as the student.' – Micron

`The book answers nearly any question - be it instrumental, practical, or theoretical - either directly or with an appropriate reference...This book provides a basic, clear-cut presentation of how transmission electron microscopes should be used and of how this depends specifically on one's specific undergoing project.' – MRS Bulletin

`The only complete text now available which includes all the remarkable advances made in the field of TEM in the past 30-40 years....The authors can be proud of an enormous task, very well done.' – from the Foreword by Professor Gareth Thomas, University of California, Berkeley

Product Details

  • Paperback: 760 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2nd edition (August 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0387765026
  • ISBN-13: 978-0387765020
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.3 x 2.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #564,617 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An outsatnding textbook! March 9, 2000
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I find this book probably the best textbook in materials science I ever read. Not only the authors are experts in the field of microscopy, but they also succeeded in extremely difficult task to present the complicated science of electron microscopy in a simple (but not oversimplified!) language. The book covers all major aspects of transmission electron microscopy, and contains excellent illustrations. This book is certainly a priceless asset for students. It is recommended as one of the best books at the beginning and intermediate level. If you are looking for a book to learn TEM, get this one, you will never regret!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to TEM March 22, 2002
By cmpst52
In the 70's and 80's the book by Hirsch et al. was the TEM reference tome, and Eddington's book the applications manual.
Time has marched on, and this book is the new replacement for both!
Carter and Williams wrote a very easy to read, yet well detailed, text and reference for TEM. They cover quite literally everything, in just the right level of detail for 1st or 2nd year grad students.
This book is the best way to get a quick grasp of TEM.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Top of the class April 26, 2006
This 4-volume set of paperback books provides a thorough and readable introduction to the science and practice of TEM (transmission electron microscopy). The text is divided into short, digestable sections, each accompanied by figures, graphs and plots. The equations are numerous, but well explained and presented with minimal derivations but full explanations. The books are divided into concise sections making it easy for the reader to find what he/she needs. Overall, a perfect textbook to learn about TEM, and as a reference for those more experienced in this field.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great practical balance between Theory and How-To March 27, 2011
By got2ske
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As a graduate student who is currently taking a lab course and being trained in the art and science of TEM, I find this to be an excellent resource. Reading "Part 1 - Basics" as I became familiar with the instrument, and then moving on to the other more detailed sections as needed (Part II = Diffraction, Part III = Imaging, and Part IV = Analytical TEM) has helped immensely in understanding what I'm doing when working at the microscope.

I used Fultz & Howe, 3rd. edition for a TEM-theory class last semester; while it is also an excellent book (more rigorous in terms of theoretical basis and derivations), I find that Williams & Carter is a better place to start in getting acquainted with the many aspects of TEM. The large, color diagrams in the 2nd edition are also very helpful, and this is another aspect that distinguishes it from Fultz & Howe.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TEM Bible February 17, 2010
By Blamman
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I bought this book as soon as I found out I would likely get a job working with TEMs. I had already bought a very physics oriented book by Reimer that is also excellent, but this book is simply a joy to read. Ample color diagrams and real micrographs together with witty, keen narrative make it the first technical book in years that I have read till the wee hours of the morning. I think that if you can read the whole book and retain 90% of what you have read and have the opportunity to apply it in real life on an actual TEM then you will be able to call yourself a TEM expert of sorts.

I have found that reading the Reimer text together with this one makes a hard to beat combination. When the physics gets too tough in Reimer I take a break and read this text and get a better intuitive grasp of the material or an alternate derivation with a few less triple integrals, then delve back into Reimer with renewed vigor.

To the authors, I would like to buy you both a round of beers some day, this text is timely and I am glad to have found it when I did.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, easy to read and understand April 16, 2009
By Steven
This textbook is a fantastic introduction to transmission electron microscopy because of the informal, lecture-like layout of each chapter. The authors do not assume anything more than a basic knowledge of physics and optics and so describe in vivid detail what is happening in each chapter. There are numerous informal comments and asides that evoke an informal tone, sorely missing from the many pompous textbooks that abound in this field.

I would highly recommend the text to anyone looking for a basic introduction to the different kinds of transmission electron microscopy available and a thorough treatment of the physics and optics of these microscopes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seems like the best TEM book February 24, 2006
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Good for both beginners and advanced users. Easy to read and well organized. It looks like there are some mistakes in some equations but it is the best TEM book available.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Meets my needs January 17, 2014
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As a newcomer to the field of electron microscopy the 'bible' was recommended to me by colleagues. It is very clear in its description and fully meets my needs of getting introduced to the field of EM.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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Technics of analysis of steel microstructure using Transmission Electron Microscopy and Scanning Electron Microscopy to support the study of internal dual phase steel phases,... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jose Francisco
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book
Loved the first edition, love the second one.
They give most of the information about a TEM a beginner needs, and supply good references for the further read.
Published 8 months ago by Maria
5.0 out of 5 stars Very important item
I work with transmission electron microsocpey, this book provides a complete overview of the techinique and so is indispensable for a professional like me.
Published 12 months ago by Miquita
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive textbook for TEM and related techniques
This set of textbooks include almost every aspect and technique in TEM and related fields. Readers from different levels can benefit by referencing the relevant part according to... Read more
Published on January 1, 2012 by CUIK2
4.0 out of 5 stars Must have book
The item includes 4 volumes for a total of ~800 pages. It gives the basic knowledges on TEM, spectrometry, diffraction, imaging, and also on the instrument itself. Read more
Published on October 3, 2011 by Anton Gregoff
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value!
This was a great item for the price! For less than $20 used, it is a great reference to have for anyone using a TEM.
Published on February 25, 2011 by djslim02
4.0 out of 5 stars Great TEM book
This is one of the best text books I've ever used. It's very readable, & does a good job of presenting difficult material. Read more
Published on December 4, 2010 by S. Mcmurray
5.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction for the typical materials scientist
Dave Williams and Barry Carter have done a good job assembling this introduction to transmission electron microscopy based on their long and active careers in teaching and... Read more
Published on October 4, 2010 by Ulfilas
4.0 out of 5 stars waste too many pages
Catalogs and appendix of four books at the begining and ending of each book are extractly the same. Why do they put them in all four books to increase the whole pages and increase... Read more
Published on April 12, 2010 by Y. Zhu
5.0 out of 5 stars The bible of electron microscopy
If you are ever going to touch an electron microscope - especially a transmission type electron microscope - make sure that you have this book readily available to you. Read more
Published on December 10, 2009 by Microscopist
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