Ion-Solid Interactions: Fundamentals and Applications (Cambridge Solid State Science Series) Book uri icon


  • Modern technology depends on materials with precisely controlled properties. Ion beams are a favored method to achieve controlled modification of surface and near-surface regions. In every integrated circuit production line, for example, there are ion implantation systems. In addition, in integrated circuit technology, ion beams are used to modify the mechanical, tribological, and chemical properties of metal, intermetallic, and ceramic materials without altering their bulk properties. Ion-solid interactions are the foundation that underlies the broad application of ion beams to the modification of materials. This text is designed to cover the fundamentals and applications of ion-solid interactions and is aimed at graduate students and researchers interested in electronic devices, surface engineering, reactor and nuclear engineering, and materials science issues associated with metastable phase synthesis.

author list (cited authors)

  • Nastasi, M., Mayer, J., & Hirvonen, J. K.

publication date

  • December 2004