SURFACE PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS 635:525 Professor Garofalini Rm. A217; firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction to the properties of surfaces and interfaces formed in materials. Topics include surface thermodynamics, the structure of surfaces, kinetic processes occurring at surfaces, and experimental techniques for analyzing surfaces. Examples and applications will be included.
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|1. Thermodynamics of surfaces and surface terminology|
|2. Surface tension vs. surface stress|
|3. Gibbs-Thomson relation, Young-Laplace equation|
|4. Effect of orientation on surface energy and structure, Wulff plot, Herring equations||
|5. Experimental measurements of surface tension||
|6. Surface analysis techniques|
|7. Surface structure and composition||
|8. Multicomponent systems|
|9. Surface segregation|
|10. Atomistic processes at surfaces; Adsorption Diffusion||
|11. Intergranular films (IGFs) in ceramics||
Selected Reading from:
Introduction to the Properties of Crystal Surfaces, J. M. Blakely
Encyclopedia of Materials Characterization, C. R. Brundel, C. A. Evans, and S. Wilson
Surface Science: An Introduction, J. Hudson
Additional Reading on Specific Techniques or Topics
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