Phase Transitions in Surface Films 2

  • H. Taub
  • G. Torzo
  • H. J. Lauter
  • S. C. FainJr.

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 267)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Monolayers

  3. Surface Reconstruction, Roughening, and Melting

    1. J. Villain, J. L. Rouviere, I. Vilfan
      Pages 201-216
    2. Jean Lapujoulade, Bernard Salanon
      Pages 217-246
    3. J. F. van der Veen
      Pages 289-305
    4. Michel Bienfait, Jean-Marc Gay
      Pages 307-325
    5. Andrea C. Levi
      Pages 327-338
  4. Wetting Phenomena, Multilayer Structures, and Film Growth

    1. George B. Hess
      Pages 357-389
    2. L. Bruschi, G. Torzo
      Pages 425-435
    3. D. L. Goodstein, M. A. La Madrid, M. J. Lysek
      Pages 437-454
    4. G.-C. Wang, J.-K. Zuo, T.-M. Lu
      Pages 455-470
  5. Summary

    1. Michael Wortis
      Pages 471-487
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 490-507

About this book


The Advanced Study Institute (AS I) entitled "Phase Transitions in Surface Films" was held at the Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture in Erice, Sicily from June 19 to June 29, 1990. It reviewed the present understanding (experimental and theoretical) of phase transitions of surfaces, interfaces, and thin ftlms as well as the related structural and dynamical properties of these systems. From its inception, this ASI was envisioned as a sequel to one of the same title organized eleven years earlier by J. G. Dash and J. Ruvalds which was also held at the Ettore Majorana Centre. The previous ASI reflected the progress which had been made in understanding quasi two-dimensional (2D) states of matter, particularly adsorbed monolayers, and the phase transitions which occur in them. At that time, the field was barely ten years old. The modern field to which we are referring here can be traced to the landmark experiments of A. Thorny and X. Duval. Beginning in 1967, they published a series of papers presenting evidence from vapor pressure measurements of 2D phases of krypton and other gases adsorbed on polycrystalline (exfoliated) graphite. Their work led to a large number of thermodynamic and scattering experiments on physisorbed ftlms. This in turn motivated a great deal of theoretical interest in 2D systems and their phase transitions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. Taub
    • 1
  • G. Torzo
    • 2
  • H. J. Lauter
    • 3
  • S. C. FainJr.
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Physics & AstronomyUniversity of Missouri-ColumbiaColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di PadovaPadovaItaly
  3. 3.Institut Laue-Langevin, 156XGrenoble CedexFrance
  4. 4.Department of Physics, FM-15University of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-5972-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-5970-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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