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 Fracture in Thin Films, Z. Suo Grain Boundaries: Structure, D. Wolf Grain Boundary Effects in Nanocrystalline Mixed Conducting Films, I. Kosacki and H. U. Anderson Grain Boundary Engineering, V. Randle Grain Boundary Geometry: Measurement, V. Randle Grain Boundary Segregation, Anisotropy and Prediction, P. Lejèek and S. Hofmann Grain Boundary Sliding: Experimental Observations, R. N. Stevens Grain Boundary Sliding: Theory, A. D. Sheikh-Ali Grain Growth, A. M. Glaeser Grain Growth, Abnormal, J. W. Martin Grain Growth, Uniform, M. A. Miodownik Hertzian Contacts, N. P. Padture Heterophase Interfaces, A. P. Sutton High-resolution Electron Microscopy of Interfaces, D. J. Smith Interface Stresses, W. D. Nix Kinetics of Epitaxial Growth, K. J. Bachmann, B. H. Cardelino and C. E. Moore Machining: Wear of Tools, F. Klocke, G. Eisenblätter and T. Krieg Mechanical Surface Treatment, B. Scholtes and O. Voehringer Mechanical Surface Treatments for Decorative Purposes, T. Dörr,
Metal Forming and Lubrication, N. Bay Metal Forming: Surface Quality of Products, K. Lange Metal Hydrides: Sorption Kinetics, M. H. Mintz Micro Devices: Stiction and Adhesion, R. Maboudian Molecular Beam Epitaxy, K. Alavi Molecular Gradients on Surfaces: Formation and Applications in Soft Condensed Matter Science, J. Genzer Morphological Surface Roughening, L. B. Freund Multilayer Optical Film Modeling, W. R. Hendren Multilayers: Electrical Properties, Fuchs/Sondheimer Model, G. Reiss, H. Brückl and J. Vancea Oxide Films, Thin, P. R. Davies Paper: Porosity, D. W. Bousfield Paper Surfaces: Subjective Evaluation, B. Scheller Paper, Wetting and Penetration of Liquids into, M. A. Hubbe Piezoelectric Thin Films for MEMS, P. Muralt Polymer Brushes at Air–Water Interfaces, W. A. Goedel Polymer Brushes: Polymerization to Control Interfacial Properties, J. Rühe Polymer Brushes: Structure and Dynamics, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim, M. S. Kent and S. K. Satija Polymer Composites, Friction and Wear of, K. Friedrich and R. Reinicke Polymer Crystals: Epitaxial Growth, B. Lotz and A. Thierry Polymer Surfaces: Segregation, R. A. L. Jones Polymer Surfaces: Structure, S. K. Kumar and R. L. Jones Polymer Surfaces: Thermodynamics, B. B. Sauer and G. T. Dee Polymer–Water Interfaces, A. M. Mayes Residual Stresses in Coated and Layered Systems, T. W. Clyne Segregation to Boundaries, R. G. Faulkner Self-assembly by Phase Separation in Polymer Thin Films, A. Karim, J. F. Douglas, L. P. Sung and B. D. Ermi Slip Transfer across Microstructural Interfaces in Duplex Titanium Aluminides, M. A. Gibson Superconducting Thin Films: Materials, Preparation, and Properties, I. Bozovic and D. G. Schlom Surface Coatings for High-temperature Alloys, R. A. Rapp Surface Defects and Reactivity, C. R. A. Catlow Surface Diffusion at Solid Surface: An Atomic View, G. L. Kellogg Surface Diffusion: Simulations, R. Ferrando Surface Instabilities (Kinetic), J. Krug Surface Photochemistry, L. Siller Surface Reactivity of Metal Surfaces Studied by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM), M. W. Roberts Surface Reconstruction, V. Pontikis Surface Roughening, V. Pontikis Surfaces, Laser Coating of, P. B. Comita and R. J. von Gutfeld Surfaces: Reconstruction, K. Heinz Thin-film Growth: Phase Transition, U. Herr Thin-film Materials for Solid-state Rechargeable Batteries, N. J. Dudney, J. B. Bates and B. J. Neudecker Thin-film Processes, R. Messier and S. Trolier-McKinstry Thin-film Processes, R. Messier and S. Trolier-McKinstry, Thin Films: Characterization by X-Rays, P. N. Gibson Thin Films: Fatigue, O. Kraft Thin Films, In Situ Stress Measurement of, S. J. Hearne and J. A. Floro Thin Films: Mechanical Testing, O. Kraft Thin Films: Plasticity, W. D. Nix and O. S. Leung Thin Films: Stresses, S. G. Mayr Thin Films: Stress Measurement Techniques, P. A. Flinn Thin Films: Texture Effects on Mechanical Properties, R. P. Vinci Thin Films: Tribology, K. Taube and K. Bewilogua Vapor-deposited Materials, Structure of, Z. H. Barber Wear and Lubrication, I. M. Hutchings Wood: Finishes and Coatings, W. C. Feist Wood: Surface Properties and Adhesion, D. J. Gardner


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About the Author

J. W. Martin

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Oxford, UK