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Two-Dimensional Crystals


Author: A. LyuksyutovV. PokrovskyA. Naumovets

Publisher: Academic Press

Publish Date: 2nd December 2012

ISBN-13: 9780080924397

Pages: 423

Language: English



This is a self-contained, tutorial introduction to two-dimensional crystal science and technology. Including concise descriptions of experimental methods and results from fundamental theoretical concepts, this book covers a broad range of two-dimensional structures–from overlayers to freestanding films. All those with an active interest in surface science and statistical physics will find this book to be an essential reference work.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Order and Disorder in Two-Dimensional Crystals. Experimental Methods. Atomic Structure of Two-Dimensional Crystals (Experimental Data). Free Two-Dimensional Crystals. Commensurate Crystals. Incommensurate Crystals at T=0. Thermodynamics of the Two-Dimensional Incommensurate Crystal. Solitons as Fermions. Equilibrium Shape of a Crystal and the Roughening Transition. Two-Dimensional Crystals and Surface Defects. From Two to Three Dimensions. Effects of Structure on Physical and Chemical Properties of Two-Dimensional Systems. References. Index.