The Concise Encyclopedia of the Properties of Materials Surfaces and Interfaces


  • J. W. Martin, Emeritus Reader in Physical Metallurgy, University of Oxford, UK

The structure and thermodynamics of solid surfaces are considered in this single volume. This includes their reactivity and catalytic role, as well as their tribological features such as friction, lubrication, adhesion and wear. The importance of surface coatings and surface films upon material properties is also reviewed, and a range of articles on the production and characterisation of thin films is included.Approximately one hundred articles have been selected which discuss the above features in a range of material families, e.g.. metallic, ceramic and polymeric. Reviews of the surface properties of wood and paper are also included.
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Engineers, materials scientists, consultants.


Book information

  • Published: February 2008
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-054811-1

Table of Contents

Abrasive Wear of Ultra-high Molecular Weight Polyethylene, L. M. Brunner and T. A. Tervoort, Adhesion, Fundamentals of, M. K. ChaudhuryAdvanced Coatings for Structural Materials, J. J. Moore and D. ZhongAtomic Layer Epitaxy, T. Kurabayashi and J.-I. NishizawaAtomic Structure of Surface Steps and Reconstruction, M. IchimuraAutomotive Body Trim, Coatings, and Paint Systems, D. Bauer and J. HelmesBlock Copolymers at Interfaces, Mechanical Strength of, C. CretonBlock Copolymer Thin Films, T. P. Russell, E. Huang and L. RockfordCarbon Films, L. Vandenbulcke and V. SerinCarbons and Graphites: Surface Properties of, P. M. A. SherwoodCatalysis, P. B. WellsCeramics: Grain Growth, J. E. Blendell and C. A. HandwerkerCoarsening, Modeling Grain Growth, P. W. VoorheesComposite Dental Materials: Wear, K. Goovaerts, P. Lambrechts, J. De Munck, L. Bergmans and B. Van MeerbeekComposites: Interfaces, T. W. Clyne and F. R. JonesConjugated Polymers at Surfaces and Interfaces, Electronic and Chemical Structure of, J. Birgerson and W. R. SalaneckCrystal Surfaces, Thermodynamics, J. M. BlakelyDielectric and Ferroelectric Ceramics: Interfaces, I.-W. ChenDislocations in Thin Films: Observations, G. Dehm and P. MüllnerElastic Moduli of Polymer Thin Films: A High-throughput Metrology, C. M. Stafford and C. HarrisonElastomer Surfaces, Contact Mechanics Testing of, K. R. ShullElectroceramics: Modeling of Grain Boundaries, Interfaces, and Defects, D. E. Ellis and K. C. MundimEpitaxy, K. J. BachmannFatigue Strength: Improving by Surface Treatment, T. TanakaFerrite and Austenite: Grain Growth, T. MakiFracture at Interfaces, N. P. O’DowdFracture in Thin Films, Z. SuoGrain Boundaries: Structure, D. WolfGrain Boundary Effects in Nanocrystalline Mixed Conducting Films, I. Kosacki and H. U. AndersonGrain Boundary Engineering, V. RandleGrain Boundary Geometry: Measurement, V. RandleGrain Boundary Segregation, Anisotropy and Prediction, P. Lejèek and S. HofmannGrain Boundary Sliding: Experimental Observations, R. N. StevensGrain Boundary Sliding: Theory, A. D. Sheikh-AliGrain Growth, A. M. GlaeserGrain Growth, Abnormal, J. W. MartinGrain Growth, Uniform, M. A. MiodownikHertzian Contacts, N. P. PadtureHeterophase Interfaces, A. P. SuttonHigh-resolution Electron Microscopy of Interfaces, D. J. SmithInterface Stresses, W. D. NixKinetics of Epitaxial Growth, K. J. Bachmann, B. H. Cardelino and C. E. MooreMachining: Wear of Tools, F. Klocke, G. Eisenblätter and T. KriegMechanical Surface Treatment, B. Scholtes and O. VoehringerMechanical Surface Treatments for Decorative Purposes, T. Dörr, Metal Forming and Lubrication, N. Bay Metal Forming: Surface Quality of Products, K. LangeMetal Hydrides: Sorption Kinetics, M. H. MintzMicro Devices: Stiction and Adhesion, R. MaboudianMolecular Beam Epitaxy, K. AlaviMolecular Gradients on Surfaces: Formation and Applications in Soft Condensed Matter Science, J. GenzerMorphological Surface Roughening, L. B. FreundMultilayer Optical Film Modeling, W. R. HendrenMultilayers: Electrical Properties, Fuchs/Sondheimer Model, G. Reiss, H. Brückl and J. VanceaOxide Films, Thin, P. R. DaviesPaper: Porosity, D. W. BousfieldPaper Surfaces: Subjective Evaluation, B. SchellerPaper, Wetting and Penetration of Liquids into, M. A. HubbePiezoelectric Thin Films for MEMS, P. Muralt Polymer Brushes at Air–Water Interfaces, W. A. GoedelPolymer Brushes: Polymerization to Control Interfacial Properties, J. RühePolymer Brushes: Structure and Dynamics, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim, M. S. Kent and S. K. SatijaPolymer Composites, Friction and Wear of, K. Friedrich and R. ReinickePolymer Crystals: Epitaxial Growth, B. Lotz and A. ThierryPolymer Surfaces: Segregation, R. A. L. JonesPolymer Surfaces: Structure, S. K. Kumar and R. L. JonesPolymer Surfaces: Thermodynamics, B. B. Sauer and G. T. Dee Polymer–Water Interfaces, A. M. MayesResidual Stresses in Coated and Layered Systems, T. W. ClyneSegregation to Boundaries, R. G. FaulknerSelf-assembly by Phase Separation in Polymer Thin Films, A. Karim, J. F. Douglas, L. P. Sung and B. D. ErmiSlip Transfer across Microstructural Interfaces in Duplex Titanium Aluminides, M. A. GibsonSuperconducting Thin Films: Materials, Preparation, and Properties, I. Bozovic and D. G. SchlomSurface Coatings for High-temperature Alloys, R. A. RappSurface Defects and Reactivity, C. R. A. CatlowSurface Diffusion at Solid Surface: An Atomic View, G. L. KelloggSurface Diffusion: Simulations, R. FerrandoSurface Instabilities (Kinetic), J. KrugSurface Photochemistry, L. SillerSurface Reactivity of Metal Surfaces Studied by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM), M. W. RobertsSurface Reconstruction, V. PontikisSurface Roughening, V. PontikisSurfaces, Laser Coating of, P. B. Comita and R. J. von GutfeldSurfaces: Reconstruction, K. HeinzThin-film Growth: Phase Transition, U. HerrThin-film Materials for Solid-state Rechargeable Batteries, N. J. Dudney, J. B. Bates and B. J. NeudeckerThin-film Processes, R. Messier and S. Trolier-McKinstryThin-film Processes, R. Messier and S. Trolier-McKinstry, Thin Films: Characterization by X-Rays, P. N. GibsonThin Films: Fatigue, O. KraftThin Films, In Situ Stress Measurement of, S. J. Hearne and J. A. FloroThin Films: Mechanical Testing, O. KraftThin Films: Plasticity, W. D. Nix and O. S. LeungThin Films: Stresses, S. G. MayrThin Films: Stress Measurement Techniques, P. A. FlinnThin Films: Texture Effects on Mechanical Properties, R. P. VinciThin Films: Tribology, K. Taube and K. BewiloguaVapor-deposited Materials, Structure of, Z. H. BarberWear and Lubrication, I. M. HutchingsWood: Finishes and Coatings, W. C. FeistWood: Surface Properties and Adhesion, D. J. Gardner