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Two-dimensional interfaces are a central feature of a material's microstructure. The different aspects of interfaces are discussed, including their fine structure, thermodynamics and capillarity. A wide range of interfacial phenomena in materials is considered from solid surfaces and grain boundaries, to fluid interfaces. It is concluded that a basic understanding of interfaces could contribute to improving the performance of new and conventional ceramics.

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Authors: HONDROS E D, JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Annual Meeting of the British Institute of Ceramics, Oxford (GB), April 2, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36367 ORA
Record Number: 199111203 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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