Surface Physics of Materials

Surface Physics of Materials

Materials Science and Technology

1st Edition - January 28, 1975

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  • Editor: J. M. Blakely
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483191478

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Surface Physics of Materials presents accounts of the physical properties of solid surfaces. The book contains selected articles that deal with research emphasizing surface properties rather than experimental techniques in the field of surface physics. Topics discussed include transport of matter at surfaces; interaction of atoms and molecules with surfaces; chemical analysis of surfaces; and adhesion and friction. Research workers, teachers and graduate students in surface physics, and materials scientist will find the book highly useful.

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 283
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1975
  • Published: January 28, 1975
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483191478

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J. M. Blakely

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