Lecture: Surface Characterization and Analysis

prof. Denise Bellisario


 Properties of solid surfaces. Introduction to surface characteristics. Common surface analysis techniques. Capabilities and limitations of these techniques. Profilometer and its experimental applications. Multifunctional surface engineering and their qualification methods. Coatings structures and defects. Coatings qualification methods. Adhesion and resistance of multifunctional coatings and treated surfaces. Scratch tests and microndentation tests. Mechanical properties determination. Tribological aspects of surfaces. Tribological properties measurements. Hints of bio-inspired surfaces.