Surface Engineering of Metals: Principles, Equipment, Technologies, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Surface Engineering of Metals

Principles, Equipment, Technologies, 1st Edition

By Tadeusz Burakowski, Tadeusz Wierzchon

CRC Press

608 pages

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Hardback: 9780849382253
pub: 1998-12-23

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Surface Engineering of Metals provides basic definitions of classical and modern surface treatments, addressing mechanisms of formation, microstructure, and properties of surface layers.

Part I outlines the fundamentals of surface engineering, presents the history of its development, and proposes a two-category classification of surface layers. Discussions include the basic potential and usable properties of superficial layers and coatings, explaining their concept, interaction with other properties, and the significance of these properties for proper selection and functioning.

Part II provides an original classification of the production methods of surface layers. Discussions include the latest technologies in this field, characterized by directional or beam interaction of particles or of the heating medium with the treat surface.


"…the book provides a considerable amount of useful information in a wide-ranging treatment of surface engineering…well illustrated and referenced, and should be useful to researchers and engineers."

-A.J. McEvily Jr., University of Connecticut

"…the book constitutes a significant publication event, for its great educational value and clear layout, for its practical and utilitarian approach and above all for its encyclopaedic nature>"

-Professor Jan Kaczmarek, Polish Academy of Sciences, SURFACE ENGINEERING

Table of Contents

General Fundamentals of Surface Engineering

The Concept of Surface Engineering

Development of Surface Engineering

The Solid Surface

Surface Layers

The Superficial Layer


The Newest Techniques of Producing Surface Layers

Formulation of Technological Surface Layers

Electron Beam Technology

Laser Technology

Implantation Techniques (Ion Implantation)

Glow-Discharge Methods and CVD Technology

Vacuum Deposition by Physical Techniques (PVD)

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