Designed specifically to meet the needs of industrial materials scientists, this book adopts a practical, 'problem-solving' approach to survey modern techniques for characterising surfaces and interfaces.
It covers the latest analytical methods for the elemental composition of materials in terms of depth, position, chemical state, and crystalline structure.
Topics covered include:
* corrosion chemistry
* composite materials
* adhesive- and diffusion-bonded materials
* fracture processes
* electronic materials.
Contributions by acknowledged experts in university research, power and aerospace industries ensure the timeliness and relevance of this text.