Series: Handbook of Surface Science

The investigation of solid surfaces and related interfacial problems is a unique field with profound implications for basic scientific study and the understanding of materials. Surface science provides major support to many technologically ambitious industries. It also makes significant contributions to product development and problem solving in many materials-based industries where surface finish, cleanliness, adhesion, wear or friction are important. An understanding of surface processes is vital in chemical industries because of the importance of heterogeneous catalysis and is likely to make major contributions to the growing optoelectronics and molecular sensing industries. In social terms, an improved understanding of surfaces will facilitate the development of better catalysts and sensors for improvement of our environment. This series brings together key contributions to the study of solid surfaces and their interactions with foreign species. The aim is to provide an in-depth introduction to the world of surface and interfacial science and is most suited for scientists with a background in the natural sciences.
Book Series: Magnetism of Surfaces, Interfaces, and Nanoscale Materials

Most recent volume

Volume 5. Magnetism of Surfaces, Interfaces, and Nanoscale Materials

Published: 22nd October 2015 Editors: Robert Camley Zbigniew Celinski Robert Stamps

In the past 30 years, magnetic research has been dominated by the question of how surfaces and interfaces influence the magnetic and transport properties of nanostructures, thin films and multilayers. The research has been particularly important in the magnetic recording industry where the giant magnetoresistance effect led to a new generation of storage devices including hand-held memories such as those found in the ipod. More recently, transfer of spin angular momentum across interfaces has opened a new field for high frequency applications.

This book gives a comprehensive view of research at the forefront of these fields. The frontier is expanding through dynamic exchange between theory and experiment. Contributions have been chosen to reflect this, giving the reader a unified overview of the topic.

Additional volumes

Volume 4. Modern Plasmonics

Published: 29th August 2014 Editors: Alexei Maradudin J. Roy Sambles William L. Barnes

Volume 3. Dynamics

Published: 3rd September 2008 Series Volume Editors: Eckart Hasselbrink Bengt Lundqvist

Volume 2. Electronic Structure

Published: 19th July 2000 Series Volume Editors: K. Horn M. Scheffler

Volume 1. Physical Structure

Published: 6th December 1996 Series Volume Editor: W.N. Unertl