Systematic Materials Analysis, Volume III presents brief discussions on a broad range of instrumental methods and approaches that will yield the desired information about a given material. The book discusses the selection of analytical methods on the bases of specimen limitations and information desired. The chapters on specific instruments briefly outline the theories of operation and describe the capability of the methods for qualitative and quantitative measurements of chemical composition, structure, and texture (as applicable). The commercial instruments and techniques discussed include arc, spark, laser, plasmas, flame photometry, gas analysis techniques, combustion methods, gas chromatography, and ion-scattering spectrometry. The Mossbauer spectrometry; optical microscopy; x-ray diffraction; x-ray fluorescence; and absorption spectrometry are also encompassed. Materials analyst, materials scientist, chemists, and engineers will find the book invaluable.