These proceedings cover the recent rapid expansion on different aspects of nanomaterial interfaces, such as fabrication, characterization, modification and modeling. For nanotechnology-derived structures, most of the material consists of what was traditionally known as the “outer skin” or boundary region. Therefore, interfacial phenomena are expected to dominate all properties, and modification of the surface or interface may be the most effective method of controlling these materials. Topics explored in this publication include interfacial modification and surface engineering approaches at the nanoscale; biology- and geology-derived processes and structures; chemistry and atomic bonding at interfaces; kinetics, diffusion paths and related effects; fabrication and synthesis; and multifunctional coatings at nanoscale.
A collection of papers from the 2006 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition held in San Antonio, Texas, March 12–16, 2006.
To gain a flavor of the content of the volume, a number of supporting pages (e.g., foreword, subject index) are available for complimentary download in portable document format.