Materials Surface Processing by Directed Energy Techniques


  • Yves Pauleau, National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France

The current status of the science and technology related to coatings, thin films and surface modifications produced by directed energy techniques is assessed in this book. The subject matter is divided into 20 chapters - each presented at a tutorial level – rich with fundamental science and experimental results. New trends and new results are also evoked to give an overview of future developments and applications.
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Physicists, chemists, engineers, materials scientists and researchers involved in materials surface processing and deposition techniques.


Book information

  • Published: April 2006
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-044496-3

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Interaction of Ions and Electrons with Solid Surfaces2. Laser Beam-Solid Interactions : Fundamental Aspects3. Magnetron Discharges for Thin Films Plasma Processing4. Surface Modification of Materials by Plasma Immersion Ion Implantation5. Ion Surface Treatment of Materials6. Surface Treatment of Materials with Low-Energy, High-Current 7. Laser Processing for Surface Modification by Remelting and Alloying of Metallic Systems8. Growth of Coatings by Pulsed Laser Deposition9. Thermal Plasmas Surface Treatment10. Thin Film Growth by Ion Beam Assisted Deposition Techniques11. Cathodic Arc Evaporation12. Spectroscopic Analyses of Surfaces and Thin Films13. Formation and Characterization of the Structure of Thin Films and Coatings14. Mechanical Characterizations of Surfaces and Coatings15. etermination and Generation Mechanisms of Residual 16. Hard Coatings Based on Metal Nitrides, Metal Carbides and Nanocomposite Materials : PVD Process and Properties17. Friction Mechanisms and Fundamental Aspects in Solid Lubricant Coatings 18. Corrosion and Wear Resistant Coatings Formed by Ion Beam Techniques 19. High Temperature Behaviour of Thermal Barrier and Bond Coatings in Oxidizing and Corrosive Atmospheres20. Polymer Films Produced by Plasma Polymerization Index