Material Substructures in Complex Bodies: From Atomic Level to Continuum

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Gianfranco Capriz, Paolo Maria Mariano
Elsevier, 2007 - Science - 342 pages
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Contents

Chapter 1 A Review of Materials Science
1
Chapter 2 Vacuum Science and Technology
57
Chapter 3 ThinFilm Evaporation Processes
95
Chapter 4 Discharges Plasmas and IonSurface Interactions
145
Chapter 5 Plasma and Ion Beam Processing of Thin Films
203
Chapter 6 Chemical Vapor Deposition
277
Chapter 7 Substrate Surfaces and ThinFilm Nucleation
357
Chapter 8 Epitaxy
417
Chapter 9 Film Structure
495
Chapter 10 Characterization of Thin Films and Surfaces
559
Chapter 11 Interdiffusion Reactions and Transformations in Thin Films
641
Chapter 12 Mechanical Properties of Thin Films
711
Index
783
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Prof. G. Capriz has founded in the 1980's the primary abstract format of the mechanics of complex bodies, generating a school about this subject. As a fellow of the "Accademia dei Lincei", he has pushed strongly the work in mathematical physics in Italy indicating profound and innovative directions of research.

Prof. P. M. Mariano has developed in the last ten years the general structure of the abstract model-building framework of the mechanics of complex bodies substantially, unifying existing models of complex matter and suggesting new ones. His wide research work range from solid to fluid and is essentially theoretical.