Surface Physics of Materials V2 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121038083, 9780323157773

Surface Physics of Materials V2

1st Edition

Editors: J.M. Blakely
eBook ISBN: 9780323157773
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1975
Page Count: 283
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Surface Physics of Materials: Volume II provides an account of the physical properties of solid surfaces. It examines the status of work on a number of aspects of solid surfaces and predicts the most profitable avenues for future research. The book contains a set of papers carefully selected to give broad coverage of the field of surface physics. The individual chapters deal with topics of current research interest and emphasize surface properties rather than the applicability of experimental techniques. This volume focuses on the transport of matter and interaction between surfaces through adhesion and friction. It provides a chemical analysis of surfaces and surface vibrations. This volume caters to research workers, teachers, and graduate students in surface physics and serves as reference texts for the materials scientist specializing in other branches of the subject.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Volume I

6. Transport of Matter at Surfaces

I. Introduction

II. Defect Model of Crystalline Surfaces

III. Energetics of Surface Defects

IV. Statistical Thermodynamics of Surface Diffusion Coefficients

V. Phenomenology of Surface Diffusion

VI. Experimental Techniques

VII. Experimental Results and Discussion

VIII. Conclusion


7. Interaction of Atoms and Molecules with Surfaces

I. Introduction

II. Model Hamiltonian

III. Group Orbitals

IV. Electron Gas Theories

V. Applications

VI. New Developments


8. Chemical Analysis of Surfaces

I. Introduction

II. Nuclear Charge

III. Nuclear Mass

IV. Comparisons

V. Summary


9. Surface Vibrations

I. Introduction

II. The Static Crystal Surface

III. Surface Modes of Vibration

IV. Vibrational Contributions to Surface Thermodynamic Functions

V. Mean Square Amplitude of Vibration

VI. Elastic Scattering of Low-Energy Electrons

VII. Phonon-Assisted Scattering of Low-Energy Electrons

VIII. Atomic-Beam Scattering

IX. Conclusions


10. Interaction between Surfaces: Adhesion and Friction

I. Introduction

II. The Nature and Topography of Solid Surfaces: Contact

III. The Area of True Contact: Experimental

IV. Types of Adhesive Forces

V. Experimental Study of Adhesion

VI. General Mechanism of Adhesion: Summary

VII. Friction

VIII. General Mechanism of Friction


Index for Volume II

Index for Volume I


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