A Robert Hillman
Department of Chemistry
University of Leicester
Innumerable natural processes – from biology to corrosion - take place at interfaces. Interfacial properties are also widely exploited in man-made devices as diverse as sensors, optical displays and lightweight batteries. The ability to understand the relationships between interfacial composition, structure and properties is central to our appreciation of these processes and their exploitation. Since interfacial properties are determined by structure and composition over a distance of a few nanometres or less, interfacial science is necessarily nanoscience.
A.J. Goddard, A.R. Hillman and J.W. Bond, J. For. Sci, (2010). High resolution imaging of latent fingerprints on brass surfaces. 55, 58-65.