- 3.1 Structure – Property – Processing – Performance Relationships
- 3.2 The Structure of Atoms
- 3.3 Atomic Bonding
- 3.4 Secondary Bonds
- 3.5 Atom Arrangements in Materials
- 3.6 Crystal Structures of Metals
- 3.7 Development of a Grain Structure
What are metals?
Simple Atomic Model
Review of the Periodic table of the elements
Crystalline Structure of Metals
Face-Centered Cubic (FCC)
Body-Centered Cubic (BCC)
Hexagonal Close-Packed (HCP)
Mechanical, Physical and Chemical Properties of Metals
Elastic Deformation & Plastic Deformation
Melting Point (Liquidus/Solidus)
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
Ferromagnetic metals (Fe, Ni, Co)
Oxidation and Corrosion Resistance
Most metals and oxides are alkaline (bases)
BBC News. “World’s ‘lightest material’ unveiled by US engineers” 18 November 2011 <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15788735>.
A team of engineers claims to have created the world’s lightest material. The substance is made out of tiny hollow metallic tubes arranged into a micro-lattice – a criss-crossing diagonal pattern with small open spaces between the tubes.