The Concise Encyclopedia of the Properties of Materials Surfaces and Interfaces - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080548111, 9780080915050

The Concise Encyclopedia of the Properties of Materials Surfaces and Interfaces

1st Edition

Authors: J. W. Martin
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080548111
eBook ISBN: 9780080915050
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 6th February 2008
Page Count: 640

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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.

Key Features

  • Keep up to date with the pace of developments in material science and engineering
  • Designed for quick reference and ease of use combining theory and practice to enhance work flow
  • Single volume concise reference work for engineers, scientists and consultants working in the field


Engineers, materials scientists, consultants.

Table of Contents

Abrasive Wear of Ultra-high Molecular Weight Polyethylene, L. M. Brunner and T. A. Tervoort, Adhesion, Fundamentals of, M. K. Chaudhury Advanced Coatings for Structural Materials, J. J. Moore and D. Zhong Atomic Layer Epitaxy, T. Kurabayashi and J.-I. Nishizawa Atomic Structure of Surface Steps and Reconstruction, M. Ichimura Automotive Body Trim, Coatings, and Paint Systems, D. Bauer and J. Helmes Block Copolymers at Interfaces, Mechanical Strength of, C. Creton Block Copolymer Thin Films, T. P. Russell, E. Huang and L. Rockford Carbon Films, L. Vandenbulcke and V. Serin Carbons and Graphites: Surface Properties of, P. M. A. Sherwood Catalysis, P. B. Wells Ceramics: Grain Growth, J. E. Blendell and C. A. Handwerker Coarsening, Modeling Grain Growth, P. W. Voorhees Composite Dental Materials: Wear, K. Goovaerts, P. Lambrechts, J. De Munck, L. Bergmans and B. Van Meerbeek Composites: Interfaces, T. W. Clyne and F. R. Jones Conjugated Polymers at Surfaces and Interfaces, Electronic and Chemical Structure of, J. Birgerson and W. R. Salaneck Crystal Surfaces, Thermodynamics, J. M. Blakely Dielectric and Ferroelectric Ceramics: Interfaces, I.-W. Chen Dislocations in Thin Films: Observations, G. Dehm and P. Müllner Elastic Moduli of Polymer Thin Films: A High-throughput Metrology, C. M. Stafford and C. Harrison Elastomer Surfaces, Contact Mechanics Testing of, K. R. Shull Electroceramics: Modeling of Grain Boundaries, Interfaces, and Defects, D. E. Ellis and K. C. Mundim Epitaxy, K. J. Bachmann Fatigue Strength: Improving by Surface Treatment, T. Tanaka Ferrite and Austenite: Grain Growth, T. Maki Fracture at Interfaces, N. P. O’Dowd Fract


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About the Author

J. W. Martin

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Oxford, UK