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Interfaces in Crystalline Materials (Monographs on the Physics & Chemistry of Materials) [Hardcover]

A.P. Sutton , R. W. Balluffi


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20 July 1995 Monographs on the Physics & Chemistry of Materials (Book 51)
The study of interfaces within and between materials is central to materials science research. For example, interfaces play an important role in many of the mechanical and electrical properties of materials, phase transformations, and material microstructures. This book provides an outstanding overview of the subject, with broad treatments of all aspects of the structure, thermodynamics, kinetics, and properties of interfaces in crystalline materials. Throughout, the authors emphasize conceptual foundations through the exposition of simple models and descriptions of key experimental observations. With Interfaces in Crystalline Materials in hand, students in materials science, crystallography, and condensed matter physics have a comprehensive and unified survey of the subject at their disposal.

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... a wonderful addition to the literature of internal interfaces. The obviously great efforts of Sutton and Balluffi in preparing their book have enormously aided the materials community. (Physics Today)

Sutton and Balluffi have successfully created a scholarly, integrated and up-to-date text on the vast subject of interfaces in crystalline solids. (MRS Bulletin)

... invaluable for scientists and students working in the area of interface science. The authors have shown that it is still possible to write an excellent and detailed monograph on a specific subject. (Physics World)

The book is of superior quality and can be expected to become a classical reference source for many years to come. (J Solid State Electrochem.)

A mighty achievement. (John Spence, Arizona State University) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive introduction to crystal interfaces 5 April 2014
By Ulfilas - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book spans a surprisingly wide range of topics, even given that it is a 818-page tome! Interface geometry, crystallography, interfacial extended defects, thermodynamics, kinetics, and atomic bonding and potentials are all addressed at a level that provides a useful introduction for professional researchers and graduate students. A wide range of materials are considered, including metals, semiconductors, and oxides. Ample examples are given from research papers, which are listed in the extensive bibliography at the end of each chapter. There are plenty of thoughtfully planned figures, as well as images recorded using transmission electronic microscopy (TEM) and electron beam induced current (EBIC) techniques.

I was surprised to find the number of specialized topics addressed in this book. The authors provide an introduction to Bob Pond's treatment of interfacial dislocations (pp.48-62). An excellent introduction to density functional theory is also provided (pp.149-163). Although much of this book is devoted the interfaces involving extended defects, such as grain boundaries (pp.253-345) and cracks (pp.768-798), ample room is set aside for semiconductor interfaces, heterojunctions, and band offsets (pp.657-684).
5.0 out of 5 stars Interfaces in Crystalline Materials 19 May 2000
By David N. Seidman - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a true magnum opus as it tries to cover not only interfaces but also the effects of interfaces on the behavior of materials; for example, creep, deformation, etc.
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