Surface Thermodynamics

  • Boyan Mutaftschiev
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 87)


The purpose of this chapter is to make an inventory of the surface problems arising in the various treatments of phase transitions. As we shall see, both the number and the diversity of the problems are so large that we can be neither exhaustive nor rigorous within the space alotted. We will attempt just to interest readers already involved in different domains of surface science (structuralists, adsorption-, nucleation-, and crystal growth-men) in problems and results from other domains of the same discipline. Such a task requires a more or less unified approach to the topics considered which, if successfully applied, might also eliminate some intransigency of the different schools.


Free Energy Surface Tension Partition Function Surface Free Energy Cohesion Energy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Boyan Mutaftschiev
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  1. 1.Centre de Recherche des Mécanismes de la Croissance CristallineMarseille Cedex 9France

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