Transmission Electron Microscopy A Textbook for Materials Science 2nd Edition by David B. Williams
ISBN 9780387765006 , 9780387765020
How is this book different from the many other TEM books? It has several unique
features but what we think distinguishes it from all other such books is that it is truly a
textbook.We wrote it to be read by, and taught to, senior undergraduates and starting
graduate students, rather than studied in a research laboratory. We wrote it using the
same style and sentence construction that we have used in countless classroom
lectures, rather than how we have written our countless (and much-less read) formal
scientific papers. In this respect particularly, we have been deliberate in not referencing
the sources of every experimental fact or theoretical concept (although we do include
some hints and clues in the chapters). However, at the end of each chapter we have
included groups of references that should lead you to the best sources in the literature
and help you go into more depth as you become more confident about what you are
looking for. We are great believers in the value of history as the basis for understanding
the present and so the history of the techniques and key historical references
are threaded throughout the book. Just because a reference is dated in the previous
century (or even the antepenultimate century) doesn’t mean it isn’t useful! Likewise,
with the numerous figures drawn from across the fields of materials science and
engineering and nanotechnology, we do not reference the source in each caption.
But at the very end of the book each of our many generous colleagues whose work we
have used is clearly acknowledged.
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