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Oxford Chemistry Primers #23: Inorganic Materials Chemistryby Mark T. Weller
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Hewlett-Packard has long been one of the world's most respected companies--universally heralded for its leadership, unique corporate culture (called the HP Way), superior products, and sustained financial performance.
This book takes the reader into the trenches of financial transaction processing at HP. The authors find there an unusual success story with application to virtually every industry and organization, regardless of size. They tell the story of HP's experience with creating both a new organization
and a new organizational form--networked teams--to provide shared financial transaction processing for its US factory locations. In just over 9 years, this unique and wildly successful organization is processing over $19 billion of transactions annually while reducing transaction costs as a
percentage of revenue by a factor of four--highly significant for a $47 billion company--while engendering exceptionally high employee and customer satisfaction.
Many of the key players involved in getting this unique organization off the ground provide fascinating first-hand accounts about the often overlooked potential of transforming routine organizational processes into new and creative forms capable of generating major contributions to the bottom
line. The HP story is one about creating and growing a world-class organization within a huge company. But most importantly, it is a success story created in the trenches without strong top management support. It is a story that CEOs and CFOs will find compelling, but one that brings hope and
guidance to line managers and professionals responsible for day-to-day organizational life.
Although the chemistry of solid inorganic materials has become increasingly central to chemistry research, the subject has long been inadequately covered. This inexpensive and well-illustrated primer fills the gap with a comprehensive introduction to the subject. Topics include: transition metal oxides, non-stoichiometry, zeolites, layer compounds chemistry, high temperature superconductors, and fullerides. Syntheses of these compound types are presented as well. The book also details powder X-ray diffraction, the major experimental technique used to study and characterize the chemistry of solid inorganic materials. The basis for the method and associated, relevant crystallography is discussed. The experimental data gleaned from the technique is used to illustrate key topics throughout the primer. This tying together of an experimental method and the chemistry is a much needed approach, reflecting the true need of the chemist and the method by which chemistry is taught.
Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
Table of Contents
1. Basic Crystallography
2. Application and Interpretation of Powder X-ray Diffraction Data
3. The Synthesis of Inorganic Materials
4. Transition Metal Oxides
5. Electronic, Magnetic and Optical Properties of Inorganic Materials
7. Zeolites, Intercalation in Layer Materials and Solid Electrolytes
8. Some Recent Developments in Inorganic Materials Chemistry
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