Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, Vol. 74, No. 5, 2001, p. 900. Translated from Zhurnal Prikladnoi Khimii, Vol. 74, No. 5, 2001, p. 872. Original Russian Text Copyright C 2001 by Morachevskii. BOOK ˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝ ˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝ REVIEWS Denisov, V.M., Belousova, N.V., Moiseev, G.K., Bakhvalov, S.G., Istomin, S.A., and Pastukhov, E.A., Vismutsoderzhashchie materialy: stroenie i fiziko-khimicheskie svoistva (Bismuth- Containing Materials: Structure and Physicochemical Properties), Yekaterinburg: Ural’sk. Otd. Ross. Akad. Nauk, 2000 This original monograph analyzing and generaliz- binary alloys are considered and ample body of refer- ing experimental data on the structure and properties ence data for both metallic and oxide systems is of metallic and oxide bismuth-containing materials in provided. Wetting phenomena are discussed. liquid and crystalline states has been published by the The spacious fourth chapter (pp. 2513381) is initiative of the Institute of Metallurgy, Ural Division, mainly concerned with the electrical properties (elec- Russian Academy of Sciences, with participation of trical conductivity, charge transport, thermoelectric a number of leading staff members of the institute. power, electron work function) of bismuth-containing The book gives much attention to the structure and systems. Also given are data on the speed of sound, properties of liquid bismuth alloys and also considers viscosity, and diffusion. bismuth-containing oxide systems. The fifth chapter (pp. 3813416) is concerned with The monograph comprises an introduction and six oxidation of bismuth-based liquid alloys. chapters. The comprehensive and informative bibliog- raphy of the book gives references to 769 works. The final, sixth chapter (pp. 4173 483) makes a thermodynamic analysis of the bismuth 3oxygen sys- The brief introduction (pp. 33 6) substantiates the tem and considers bismuth oxides and their thermo- expediency and utility of generalizing the information chemical characteristics. The systems SrO 3Bi O and 2 3 about the structure and physicochemical properties of CuO3Bi O are discussed. 2 3 bismuth-containing materials and indicates fields of their application. In assessing the monograph as a whole, mention should be made of the high value of the work done by The first chapter (pp. 7378) considers the structure the authors in systematization of published data on the of bismuth-based melts. In fact, investigations of liq- physicochemical properties of metallic and oxide uid metallic bismuth alloys by means of diffraction bismuth-containing systems. However, no impression experiments are dealt with in the chapter and the is created that the joint consideration of such dissimi- results obtained are interpreted. Atomic radial distri- lar objects as metallic and oxide systems offers some bution functions, structural factors, and the relation- advantages. It seems that, if the monograph were ship between the structural features of melts and their divided, with its total volume preserved, into two physicochemical properties are analyzed. parts concerned separately with metallic and oxide The second chapter (pp. 793177) describes the ther- systems, the book would be simpler in use and more modynamic properties of bismuth alloys. The analysis logically consistent. In the first five chapters, the data is made rather thoroughly with sufficiently complete on oxide systems [dissolve] in a vaster information coverage of the relevant literature, with emphasis concerning metallic systems. And only the sixth placed on works of Russian authors. Some publica- chapter, dealing exclusively with oxides and oxide tions in foreign journals remained unnoticed by the systems, occupies a particular position. authors, which is not surprising in view of the extent to which libraries are presently provided with foreign The book is of interest to a wide audience of spe- publications. cialists in inorganic materials science and can serve as reference for masters and post-graduate students The third chapter (pp. 178 3228) discusses the sur- specialized in chemical technology and metallurgy. face and bulk properties of liquid bismuth alloys. Theoretical questions arising in calculating and analyt- ically expressing the surface tension isotherms of A. G. Morachevskii 1070-4272/01/7405-0900$25.00 C 2000 MAIK [Nauka/Interperiodica]
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