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Introduction to Surface and Thin Film Processes / Edition 1

Introduction to Surface and Thin Film Processes / Edition 1

by John A. VenablesJohn A. Venables
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Surface and thin film processes are crucial in understanding current and future electronic, magnetic, optical and chemical devices. This book covers the experimental and theoretical understanding of surface and thin film processes. It presents a unique description of surface processes in absorption and crystal growth, including bonding in metals and semiconductors. Venables, an international expert on the subject, covers practical experimental design, sample preparation, and analytical techniques, including detailed discussions of Auger electron spectroscopy and microscopy. Throughout, he emphasizes thermodynamic and kinetic models of structure. This volume provides extensive leads into practical and research literature, as well as links to resources on the World Wide Web. Each chapter contains problems that will help develop awareness of the subject and the methods used. An ideal graduate textbook, this book will also be useful as a sourcebook for graduate students, researchers and practitioners in physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521785006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/31/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.61(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction to surface processes; 2. Surfaces in vacuum: ultra-high vacuum techniques and processes; 3. Electron-based techniques for examining surface and thin film processes; 4. Surface processes in adsorption; 5. Surface processes in epitaxial growth; 6. Electronic structure and emission processes at metallic surfaces; 7. Semiconductor surfaces and interfaces; 8. Surface processes in thin film devices; 9. Postscript: where do we go from here?; Appendices; References.

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