Review articles on surface energy
Due to interest in nanotechnologies, several researchers in the mechanics community have started focusing on surface energy effects. I found these two review articles (very long, >100 pages!) which provide decent tutorials and references on this subject suitable for training begining graduate students.
Elastic effects on surface physics, Surface Science Reports, Volume 54, Issues 5-8, August 2004, Pages 157-258Pierre Müller and Andrés Saúl
Surface thermodynamics revisited, Surface Science Reports, Volume 58, Issues 5-8, September 2005, Pages 111-239A.I. Rusanov