Surface and Interface Physics: Its Definition and Importance

  • Hans Lüth
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


Surface and thin film physics are described as sub-disciplines of solid state physics. Their importance for many branches of applications as nanoscience, corrosion and catalysis research as well as semiconductor technology and nanoelectronics is outlined. Also various inputs from other science branches as vacuum technology and particle beam optics are discussed.


Phonon Dispersion Surface Physic Interface Physic Vacuum Interface Modern Surface 
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Chapter 1

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Lüth
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbHPeter Grünberg Institut (PGI) PGI-9: Semiconductor NanoelectronicsJülichGermany
  2. 2.Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA)AachenGermany

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