Surface Engineering Applications

  • Kasturi Lal Chopra
  • Inderjeet Kaur


As the name implies, this chapter discusses the use of thin films for modification of engineering surfaces for protection of machine components and devices from environmental effects and mechanical damage, thus increasing their useful life and/or enhancing their aesthetic appeal. It is convenient to classify the various surface engineering applications into three main categories (1) surface passivation applications—those involving protection from environmental effects; (2) tribological applications—those involving protection from mechanical damage; and (3) decorative applications. Before going into the details of these applications, let us give a brief introduction of the subject of surfaces.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kasturi Lal Chopra
    • 1
  • Inderjeet Kaur
    • 1
  1. 1.Indian Institute of TechnologyNew DelhiIndia

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