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Surface and Interface Physics: Its Definition and Importance

  • Hans Lüth
Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)

Abstract

A solid interface is defined as a small number of atomic layers that separate two solids in intimate contact with one another, where the properties differ significantly from those of the bulk material it separates. A metal film deposited on a semiconductor crystal, for example, is thus separated by the semiconductor-metal interface from the bulk of the semiconductor.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Lüth
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  1. 1.Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbHInstitut für Schichten und GrenzflächenJülichGermany
  2. 2.Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische HochschuleAachenGermany

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