Alloying: Understanding the Basics, is a comprehensive guide to the influence of alloy additions on mechanical properties, physical properties, corrosion and chemical behavior, and processing and manufacturing characteristics. The coverage considers alloying, to include any addition of an element or compound that interacts with a base metal to influence properties. Thus, the book addresses the beneficial effects of major alloy additions, inoculants, dopants, grain refiners, and other elements that have been deliberately added to improve performance, as well as the detrimental effects of minor elements or residual (tramp) elements included in charge materials, or that result from improper melting or refining techniques. The content is presented in a concise, user-friendly format. Numerous figures and tables are provided. The coverage has been weighted to provide the most detailed information on the most industrially important materials. Contents include: Principles of alloying; Cast irons; Carbon and alloy steels; High-strength low-alloy steels; Tool steels; Maraging and high-fracture-toughness steels; Austenitic manganese steels; Stainless steels; Superalloys; Refractory metal alloys; Ordered intermetallics (nickel, iron, and titanium aluminides); Aluminum alloys; Titanium alloys; Magnesium alloys; Copper alloys; Nickel alloys; Zinc alloys; Tin alloys; Lead alloys; Cobalt alloys; Noble metal alloys; Special-purpose materials (cemented carbides, cermets, low-expansion alloys, electrical contact alloys, magnetic alloys); Index.