Synopses & Reviews
Voids in Materials: From Unavoidable Defects to Designed Cellular Materials, Second Edition provides a central reference for discussion of voids in materials, covering all types of voids--intrinsic and intentional, and stochastic and non-stochastic--and the processes and conditions that are needed to create them. The book offers an extensive review of current applications and proposes future directions for using voids to impart functionality. The voids (or empty spaces in materials) are defined, categorized, and characterized, including the effects they have on material properties, and designed or unavoidable defects.
Ultimately, voids are viewed as a material design parameter that can be incorporated into materials on multiple length scales for the design of multifunctional material. All materials have voids in them, at some scale. Sometimes the voids are ignored, sometimes they are taken into account, and other times they are the focal point of the research.