Thermodynamics of surfaces and interfaces : concepts in inorganic materials / Gerald H. Meier.
- Cambridge, England : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
1 online resource (256 p.)
- Surfaces (Physics).
Interfaces (Physical sciences).
- Electronic books.
- An accessible yet rigorous discussion, featuring case studies and study problems to illustrate and reinforce key concepts.
- Cover; Half title; Cover Description; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Summary of basic thermodynamic concepts; 1.1 Basic thermodynamics; 1.1.1 Extensive and molar properties of a thermodynamic system; 1.1.2 The first law; 1.1.3 The second law; 1.1.4 The third law; 1.1.5 Combined first and second laws; 1.2 Multicomponent systems- solution thermodynamics; 1.2.1 The ideal-solution model; 1.2.2 Non-ideal solutions; 1.3 Multiphase equilibria; 1.3.1 Unary systems; 1.3.2 Multicomponent systems; 1.4 Chemical reactions; 1.4.1 Chemical reactions involving gases
1.5 Summary1.6 References; 1.7 Study problems; 1.8 Selected thermodynamic data references; 2 Introduction to surface quantities; 2.1 Description of a surface/interface; 2.2 Thermodynamic properties; 2.2.1 Creation of a surface; 2.2.2 Extension of a surface; 2.2.3 Relations among surface quantities; 2.2.4 Relations between and ; 2.2.5 Determination of surface parameters; 2.2.6 Description of surface contributions to the thermodynamic description of material systems; 2.3 Summary; 2.4 References; 2.5 Study problems; 3 Equilibrium at intersections of surfaces: wetting
3.1 Non-reactive versus reactive wetting3.2 Non-reactive wetting; 3.2.1 The contact angle on an ideal solid surface (Young's equation); 3.2.2 Work of adhesion; 3.2.3 Capillary rise; 3.2.4 Small droplets; 3.2.5 Non-ideal surfaces; 3.3 Reactive wetting; 3.4 Selected values of interfacial energies; 3.5 Summary; 3.6 References; 3.7 Study problems; 4 Surfaces of crystalline solids; 4.1 Surface energy for crystalline solids; 4.1.1 Equilibrium crystal shape; 4.2 Internal boundaries; 4.2.1 Types of grain boundaries; 4.2.2 Intersections of grain boundaries with free surfaces
4.2.3 Intersections of grain boundaries4.3 Faceting; 4.4 Measurement of surface and grain-boundary energies; 4.4.1 The zero-creep technique; 4.4.2 The multiphase-equilibrium (MPE) technique; 4.4.3 Selected values of high-angle grain-boundary energies; 4.5 Summary; 4.6 References; 4.7 Study problems; 5 Interphase interfaces; 5.1 Interface classifications; 5.1.1 Coherent interfaces; 5.1.2 Semicoherent interfaces; 5.1.3 Incoherent interfaces; 5.1.4 Interface mobility; 5.2 Interaction of second phases with grain boundaries; 5.3 Thin-film formation; 5.3.1 Growth of thin oxide films
5.3.2 Formation of metal films by evaporation5.4 Summary; 5.5 References; 5.6 Study problems; 6 Curved surfaces; 6.1 Derivation of the Laplace equation; 6.1.1 Techniques that use the Laplace equation to measure surface energy; 6.2 The effect of curvature on the chemical potential; 6.2.1 Grain growth; 6.3 Phase equilibria in one-component systems; 6.3.1 The relation between μS and μL (or μV); 6.3.2 The vapor pressure of a pure liquid; 6.3.3 The vapor pressure of an isotropic solid particle; 6.3.4 The melting point of a one-component solid; 6.4 Nucleation; 6.4.1 Homogeneous nucleation
6.4.2 Heterogeneous nucleation
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Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
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