Chapter 1. Surface and Interface Characterization of Advanced Materials

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. P. H. Holloway

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470318782.ch1

Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 3, Issue 9/10

Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 3, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Holloway, P. H. (1982) Surface and Interface Characterization of Advanced Materials, in Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 3, Issue 9/10 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470318782.ch1

Author Information

  1. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida Gainesville, FL 32611

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1982

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470373972

Online ISBN: 9780470318782

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Keywords:

  • conservation;
  • geothermics;
  • cumulative;
  • chinaware;
  • exhausted

Summary

As new materials are tailored for special applications, their properties must be accurately characterized to evaluate and project their performance and stability. Surfaces and interfaces influence important properties such as adhesion, intergranular fracture, composite failure, electrical behavior, optical properties, and corrosion. The composition and structure of surfaces and interfaces are often critical parameters for achieving the desired performance. The basis for techniques commonly used for such characterizations are discussed and examples of their application are given. New techniques currently being developed in the research laboratories for future characterizations of these properties are also discussed, and examples of their future importance are given.