Interfaces in Crystalline Materials

Paperback | January 21, 2007

byA.P. Sutton, R.W. Balluffi

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The study of interfaces within and between materials is a central field which is relevant to almost all aspects of materials science. For example, interfaces play a role in many of the mechanical and electrical properties of materials, phase transformations, and microstructure ofmaterials.This book is intended to serve as a graduate text consisting of four inter-related parts spanning the structure, thermodynamics, kinetics, and properties of interfaces in crystalline materials. Throughout the book emphasis is placed on the conceptual foundations of the subject through theexposition of simple models and descriptions of key experimental observations. In this way the reader is gradually taken to the forefront of the subject. The first four chapters deal with structural aspects of interfaces - interfacial geometry, dislocation models, interatomic forces, and atomicstructure. There are three chapters dealing with thermodynamic aspects of interfaces; the thermodynamics of interfaces; interfacial phases and phase transitions, and segregation of solute atoms. The kinetics of interfaces are covered in three chapters concerned with diffusion, conservative motion,and non-conservative motion. Finally there are two chapters which cover the electrical and mechanical properties of interfaces.This book is a unique introduction to the field of interfaces in crystalline materials spanning the subject in a coherent and pedagogical style.

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The study of interfaces within and between materials is a central field which is relevant to almost all aspects of materials science. For example, interfaces play a role in many of the mechanical and electrical properties of materials, phase transformations, and microstructure ofmaterials.This book is intended to serve as a graduate te...

Adrian Sutton Professor of Nanotechnology, Head of the Condensed Matter Theory Group Department of Physics Imperial College London Robert W. Balluffi Professor Emeritus of Physical Metallurgy Department of Materials Science and Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Format:PaperbackDimensions:856 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 1.57 inPublished:January 21, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019921106X

ISBN - 13:9780199211067

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Part I1. The geometry of interfaces2. Dislocation models for interfaces3. Models of interatomic forces at interfaces4. Models and experimental observations of structurePart II5. Thermodynanimcs of Interfaces6. Interface phases and phase transitions7. Segregation of solute atoms to interfacePart III8. Diffusion at interfaces9. Conservative motion of interfaces10. Non-conservative motion of interfaces: interfaces as sources/sinks for diffusional fluxes of atomsPart IV11. Electronic properties of interfaces12. Mechanical properties of interfaces

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