Interfacial Energetics in Metal-Metal, Metal-Ceramic, Metal-Semiconductor, and Related Solid-Solid and Liquid-Solid Systems

  • L. E. Murr
Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 14)


Several years ago when some of the topics to be discussed were first presented; it was pointed out that there had been very few measurements of the so-called work of adhesion or adhesive energy in any practical, technologically important systems, and almost no attempts to measure this property over a range of temperatures for specific metal-ceramic or related systems (Murr, 1978). The same is still true even though films and coatings, composites, complex laminates, and similar solid-solid and even solid-liquid systems are becoming increasingly and technologically more important; viz. electronics, solar materials applications, etc. Measurement of the work of adhesion can also provide some basis for understanding the macroscopic changes in friction and wear properties, e. g. the Co-cemented WC hard composites (Hartley, 1979).


Contact Angle Surface Free Energy Sessile Drop Adhesive Energy Interfacial Free Energy 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. E. Murr
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  1. 1.Department of Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringNew Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologySocorroUSA

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