Systematic Materials Analysis, Volume II presents a broad range of instrumental methods and approaches that will yield the desired information about a given material. This book serves as a guide for the purchase of new instrumentation. Organized into nine chapters, this volume starts with an overview of the analytical methods on the bases of specimen limitations and information desired by using flow charts encompassing the various instruments. This book then proceeds with a discussion of the specific instruments that outline the theories of operation. Other chapters consider the capability of the methods for quantitative and qualitative measurements of structure, texture, and chemical composition. This text discusses as well the selectivity and sensitivity of each method. The final chapter deals with X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and provides a listing of known manufacturers of commercial ESCA (Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis) instrumentation. Materials analysts, laboratory administrator, biological scientists, engineers, and researchers will find this book extremely useful.
Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts, which has appeared in semi-annual volumes since 1969, is de voted to the recording, summarizing and indexing of astronomical publications throughout the world. It is prepared under the auspices of the International Astronomical Union (according to a resolution adopted at the 14th General Assembly in 1970). Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts aims to present a comprehensive documentation of literature in all fields of astronomy and astrophysics. Every effort will be made to ensure that the average time interval between the date of receipt of the original literature and publication of the abstracts will not exceed eight months. This time interval is near to that achieved by monthly abstracting journals, com pared to which our system of accumulating abstracts for about six months offers the advantage of greater convenience for the user. Volume 8 contains literature published in 1972 and received before March 15, 1973; some older liter ature which was received late and which is not recorded in earlier volumes is also included.
"Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts" appearing twice a year has become oneof the fundamental publications in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics andneighbouring sciences. It is the most important English-language abstracting journal in the mentioned branches. The abstrats are classified under more than a hundred subject categories, thus permitting a quick survey of the whole extended material. The AAA is a valuable and important publication for all students and scientists working in the fields of astronomy and related sciences. As such it represents a necessary ingredient of any astronomical library all over the world.