Graduate Texts in Physics

Solid Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Films

Authors: Lüth, Hans

  • Presents a well-established textbook used around the world at many universities and research institutions
  • Offers the most comprehensive textbook on surfaces, interfaces and thin films, in one volume
  • Didactically well-written textbook with exercises at the end of each chapter
  • Presents theoretical concepts, experimental techniques and practical applications
  • Includes new material about the surfaces of the important class of group III-nitride and high k-oxide/semiconductor heterostructures
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About this Textbook

This book emphasises both experimental and theoretical aspects of surface, interface and thin film physics. As in previous editions the preparation of surfaces and thin films, their atomic and morphological, their vibronic and electronic properties as well as fundamentals of adsorption are treated. Because of their importance in modern information technology and nanostructure physics particular emphasis is paid to electronic surface and interface states, semiconductor space charge layers and heterostructures as well as to superconductor/semiconductor interfaces and magnetic thin films. The latter topic was significantly extended in this new edition by more details about the giant magnetoresistance and a section about the spin-transfer torque mechanism including one new problem as exercise. Two new panels about Kerr-effect and spin-polarized scanning tunnelling microscopy were added, too. Furthermore, the meanwhile important group III-nitride surfaces and high-k oxide/semiconductor interfaces are shortly discussed in this new 5th edition of the book.

About the authors

Hans Lüth was born in Aachen, Germany, in 1940. He received the diploma in physics in 1965 and the doctoral degree (PhD) in physics in 1968, both from the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH). Between 1974 and 1986 he held several guest scientist and visiting professor positions at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Centre (USA), the Universities of Paris (F), Aix-Marseille (F) and Modena (I). Since 1980 he has been professor for physics and since 2000 simultaneously professor for electrical engineering at the RWTH Aachen. Additionally, in 1988 he became the director of the Institute of Bio- and Nanosystems at the Research Centre Jülich, Germany. In 2006 and 2007 he was Research Director for Key Technologies at the Research Centre Jülich. For his scientific work and for his globally used text books he was awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universite de Haute-Alsace, Mulhouse-Colmar (F). His research interests center around semiconductor interface physics and quantum electronics.

Reviews

From the reviews of the fifth edition:

“This book, which is now in its fifth edition, is used as a text in many universities around the world. It offers clear coverage of both theoretical and experimental aspects of the treated subjects, making it almost unique in the area of surfaces and interfaces. … The book also contains panels that review basic concepts and applications. … book is a must-have for anybody studying solid-state physics. It is highly recommended for advanced students and researchers in the area of solid-state physics and nanotechnology.” (Daniela Dragoman, Optics & Photonics News, March, 2011)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Surface and Interface Physics: Its Definition and Importance

    Lüth, Hans

    Pages 1-28

  • Preparation of Well-Defined Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Films

    Lüth, Hans

    Pages 29-65

  • Morphology and Structure of Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Films

    Lüth, Hans

    Pages 67-131

  • Scattering from Surfaces and Thin Films

    Lüth, Hans

    Pages 133-213

  • Surface Phonons

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    Pages 215-251

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-13592-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-26486-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Solid Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Films
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Physics
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-13592-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-13592-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26486-3
Series ISSN
1868-4513
Edition Number
5
Number of Pages
XVI, 580
Number of Illustrations and Tables
410 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Originally published in the series: Advanced Texts in Physics
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