Surface Engineering of Metals provides basic definitions of classical and modern surface treatments, addressing mechanisms of formation, microstructure, and properties of surface layers.
Part I outlines the fundamentals of surface engineering, presents the history of its development, and proposes a two-category classification of surface layers. Discussions include the basic potential and usable properties of superficial layers and coatings, explaining their concept, interaction with other properties, and the significance of these properties for proper selection and functioning.
Part II provides an original classification of the production methods of surface layers. Discussions include the latest technologies in this field, characterized by directional or beam interaction of particles or of the heating medium with the treat surface.
Table of Contents
General Fundamentals of Surface Engineering
The Concept of Surface Engineering
Development of Surface Engineering
The Solid Surface
The Superficial Layer
The Newest Techniques of Producing Surface Layers
Formulation of Technological Surface Layers
Electron Beam Technology
Implantation Techniques (Ion Implantation)
Glow-Discharge Methods and CVD Technology
Vacuum Deposition by Physical Techniques (PVD)
"…the book provides a considerable amount of useful information in a wide-ranging treatment of surface engineering…well illustrated and referenced, and should be useful to researchers and engineers."
-A.J. McEvily Jr., University of Connecticut
"…the book constitutes a significant publication event, for its great educational value and clear layout, for its practical and utilitarian approach and above all for its encyclopaedic nature>"
-Professor Jan Kaczmarek, Polish Academy of Sciences, SURFACE ENGINEERING