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Chemistry and Physics of Fracture

Volume 130 of the series NATO ASI Series pp 329-362

Universal Properties of Bonding at Metal Interfaces

  • John R. SmithAffiliated withPhysics Department, General Motors Research Laboratories
  • , John FerranteAffiliated withNational Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lewis Research Center
  • , Pascal VinetAffiliated withNational Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lewis Research Center
  • , J. G. GayAffiliated withPhysics Department, General Motors Research Laboratories
  • , Roy RichterAffiliated withPhysics Department, General Motors Research Laboratories
  • , James H. RoseAffiliated withAmes Laboratory—U.S. Department of Energy, Iowa State University

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Abstract

Our knowledge of the fundamental properties of surfaces and interfacial bonds has improved considerably over the last decade. While the fracture process is complex, it is dependent in part on these properties. Thus it is of interest to consider current theoretical understanding of metal surfaces and bimetallic interfacial bonds.