Characterization of Metal and Polymer Surfaces, Volume 1: Metal Surfaces presents the proceedings of the Symposium on Advances in Characterization of Metal and Polymer Surfaces, held in New York, on April 5–8, 1976. This book provides information pertinent to surface science and discusses the applications of surface analyses to polymer technology. Organized into five parts encompassing 19 chapters, this compilation of papers starts with an overview of the important innovations of surface analyses and discusses the possible applications of each method to polymer technology. This text then explores atom-probe field ion microscopy, which is the most sensitive micro-analytical tool that combines the single atom resolution of a field ion microscope with mass spectrometric single ion identification. Other chapters discuss the application of Mössbauer spectroscopy as a technique for studying corrosion phenomena. The final chapter deals with the capabilities and limitations of the method of inelastic electron tunnelling. This book is a valuable resource for analytical and polymer chemists.