These are rich sources of information on thin film growth, molecular imaging, and spectroscopy on the world wide web. If you are unfamiliar with the web, this segment of the course is a great place to get your feet wet!!
TEXT: "Enclopedia of Materials Characterization" Brundle, Evans, & Wilson [Butterworth]
TEXT: "Surface Analysis" by J. C. Vickerman [Wiley]
guide to Scanning Probe Microscopy [pdf format].
Basics on Physical Vapor Deposition (pdf)
Book on Atoms and Molecules at Surfaces
Basics of Chemical Vapor Deposition (pdf)
Papers & examples of nanomechanics work
MicroWorld Internet Guide to Microscopy
Hamer's Group STM research page
Hipps' Group STM & AFM research page