- Provides a thorough understanding of the chemistry and physics of defects, enabling the reader to manipulate them in the engineering of materials.
- Reinforces theoretical concepts by placing emphasis on real world processes and applications.
- Includes two kinds of end-of-chapter problems: multiple choice (to test knowledge of terms and principles) and more extensive exercises and calculations (to build skills and understanding).
- Supplementary material on crystallography and band structure are included in separate appendices.
Keywords: Richard Tilley, defects in solids, defect engineering, high-temperature ceramic semiconductors, ceramic semiconductors, solid-state batteries, fast-ion conductors, fuel cells, sensors, LCDs