Chemistry and Physics of Metals.

A metal is defined as an chemical element (see periodic table) that loses its electrons to form cations and that forms metallic bonds between other metal atoms.

Online available information about the chemistry and the physics of the metals.


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Current Articles

Nonexpanding Metals
Caltech scientists use high-pressure 'alchemy' to create nonexpanding metals. Article, June 2009

Lecture Notes, Tutorials

Main-Group Metals
The Activity of Metals

Metallic Bonding
The chemical bond in metals - Format: PDF

Metallic Bonding
Lecture notes - Format: PDF

Structure of Metallic Surfaces
Lecture notes

Special Information

Metallic Structures
This page decribes the structure of metals, and relates that structure to the physical properties of the metal

Metals Used in Coins and Medals
Article by Tony Clayton

Properties of the Metals
Properties of the chemical elements

Structure of Metals
The Structure of Metals and Other Monatomic Solids

Historical Facts and Documents

A Short History of Metals
... by Alan W. Cramb, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Ancient Metallurgy
A Beginner's Guide

Data and Databases

PGM Database
... is a collection of published data and internal Johnson Matthey data defining the physical properties and characteristics of platinum group metals and their alloys

... contains chemical, crystallographic and bibliographic data together with associated comments regarding experimental details for each study

MatWeb's searchable database of material properties includes thermoplastic and thermoset polymers such as ABS, nylon, polycarbonate, polyester, polyethylene and polypropylene; metals such as aluminum, cobalt, copper, lead, magnesium, nickel, steel, superalloys, titanium and zinc alloys; ceramics; plus semiconductors, fibers, and other engineering materials

Metal Alloy UNS Number Search
The UNS number ("Unified Numbering System for Metals and Alloys") is a systematic scheme in which each metal is designated by a letter followed by five numbers. MatWeb Database

Metal and Alloy Composition Search
Select from the list of UNS numbers in MatWeb's database and find the matching data sheets. MatWeb Database


International Journal of Cast Metals Research
... is devoted to the dissemination of peer reviewed information on the science and engineering of cast metals, solidification and casting processes. Taylor ' Francis

International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials
... publishes papers concerned with all aspects of the science, technology and application of refractory metals and hard materials. Elsevier

Johnson Matthey Technology Review
... publishes reviews and short reports focused on science and technology. Matthey

Exploring traditional, innovative, and revolutionary issues in the minerals, metals, and materials fields. The Member Journal of The Minerals. Metals & Materials Society

Journal of Alloys and Compounds
... provides a unique international forum where materials scientists, chemists and physicists can present their results both to workers in their own fields and to others active in related areas. Elsevier

Journal of Light Metals
Title discontinued as of 2003. Elsevier

Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
... has a long-standing tradition for publishing original papers dealing with theoretical aspects, structural chemistry, synthesis, physical and chemical properties including reaction mechanisms, and practical applications of organometallic compounds. Elsevier

Journal of the Less Common Metals
... provides a unique international forum where materials scientists, chemists and physicists can present their results both to workers in their own fields and to others active in related areas. Elsevier

Main Group Metal Chemistry
This journal was instituted for the rapid publication of preliminary communications, new research and review articles within the field of main group metal and semi-metal chemistry. de Gruyter

State of the art and development of enterprises in ferrous and nonferrous metallurgy and mining; Metallurgy of ferrous, nonferrous, rare, and precious metals; Metallurgical equipment; Automation and control etc.. Springer

Oxidation of Metals
... is the source for the rapid dissemination of current research on all aspects of gas-solid reactions. Springer

Powder Metallurgy and Metal Ceramics
... covers topics of the theory, manufacturing technology, and properties of powder; technology of forming processes; the technology of sintering, heat treatment, and thermo-chemical treatment; properties of sintered materials; and testing methods. Springer

Protection of Metals and Physical Chemistry of Surfaces
... publishes materials covering all aspects of the theory and practice of corrosion and corrosion protection of metallic materials. Springer

Russian Journal of Non-Ferrous Metals
... publishes articles originating from universities, research institutions, Russian Academy of Sciences institutes and industrial research laboratories in the major areas of nonferrous metallurgy. Springer

Synthetic Metals
... is an international medium for the rapid publication of original research papers, short communications and subject reviews dealing with research on and applications of electronic polymers and electronic molecular materials including novel carbon architectures. Elsevier

The Physics of Metals and Metallography
... involves the theory of metals and metal alloys, their electrical and magnetic properties, as well as their structure, phase transformations, and principal mechanical properties. Springer

Transition Metal Chemistry
... is an international journal designed to deal with all aspects of the subject embodied in the title: the preparation of transition metal-based compounds of all kinds. Springer


ASM International
The Materials Information Society

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
TMS is a rare professional organization that encompasses the entire range of materials and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production to basic research and the advanced applications of materials

Related Books and Scientific Literature: Metals

Book recommendation

Duward Shriver, Mark Weller, Tina Overton et al.

Inorganic Chemistry

From the fundamentals to the frontiers of research, this classic text offers an introduction to inorganic chemistry no other book can match. The new edition is most modern and most student-friendly yet, covering both the theoretical and descriptive aspects of inorganic chemistry in presentation that includes helpful new study tools and, as always, a captivating focus on experimental methods, industrial applications, and cutting-edge topics.

W. H. Freeman; 2014

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