Surface Contamination

Genesis, Detection, and Control

  • K. L. Mittal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. General Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. K. L. Mittal
      Pages 3-45
    3. D. A. Brandreth, R. E. Johnson Jr.
      Pages 83-88
    4. P. B. Adams
      Pages 103-112
    5. K. Shimizu, H. Kawakatsu
      Pages 113-127
    6. R. G. Jungst, R. K. Quinn, T. M. Massis, R. N. Roberts, R. E. Whan
      Pages 129-147
    7. G. B. Munier, L. A. Psota, B. T. Reagor, B. Russiello, J. D. Sinclair
      Pages 183-193
    8. D. R. Schaeffer, C. O. Brewer
      Pages 195-210
    9. J. W. Costerton, G. G. Gessey
      Pages 211-221
    10. D. M. Mattox
      Pages 223-231
  3. Cleaning of Surfaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. John R. Vig
      Pages 235-254
    3. W. W. Balwanz
      Pages 255-269
    4. S. I. Petvai, R. H. Schnitzel
      Pages 297-311
    5. L. L. Hench, E. C. Ethridge
      Pages 313-326
    6. P. B. Adams
      Pages 327-339
    7. I. F. Stowers, H. G. Patton
      Pages 341-349
    8. James Koutsky
      Pages 351-357
    9. Howard H. Manko
      Pages 369-376
    10. J. M. Halter, R. G. Sullivan
      Pages 443-455
    11. P. Somasundaran, Brij M. Moudgil
      Pages 457-475
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 513-xxx

About this book


The present volume and its companion Volume 2 document the proceedings of the Symposium on Surface Contamination: Its Genesis, Detection and Control held in Washington, D.C., September 10-13, 1978. This Symposium was a part of the 4th International Symposium on Contamination Control held under the auspices of the International Committee of Contamination Control Societies, and the Institute of Environmental Sciences (U.S.A.) was the official host. The ubiquitous nature of surface contamination causes concern to everyone dealing with surfaces, and the world of surfaces is wide and open-ended. The technological areas where surface clean­ ing is of cardinal importance are too many and very diversified. To people working in areas such as adhesion, composites, adsorp­ tion, friction, lubrication, soldering,device fabrication, printed circuit boards, etc., surface contamination has always been a bete noire. In short, people dealing with surfaces are afflicted with molysmophobiat, and rightfully so. In the past, the subject of surface contamination had been discussed in various meetings, but this symposium was hailed as the most comprehensive symposium ever held on this important topic, as the technical program comprised 70 papers by more than 100 authors from 10 countries. The symposium was truly international in scope and spirits and was very well attended. The attendees represented a broad spectrum of backgrounds, interests, and pro­ fessional affiliations, but all had a common interest and concern about surface contamination and cleaning.


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  • K. L. Mittal
    • 1
  1. 1.East Fishkill FacilityIBM CorporationHopewell JunctionUSA

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