Synopses & Reviews
Modern technologies increasingly rely on low-dimensional physics at interfaces and in thin-films and nano-structures. Surface science holds a key position in providing the experimental methods and theoretical models for a basic understanding of these effects. This book includes case studies and status reports about research topics such as: surface structure determination by tensor-LEED and surface X-ray diffraction; the preparation and detection of low-dimensional electronic surface states; quantitative surface compositional analysis; the dynamics of adsorption and reaction of adsorbates, e.g. kinetic oscillations; the characterization and control of thin-film and multilayer growth including the influence of surfactants; a critical assessment of the surface physics approach to heterogeneous catalysis.
The book summarises the contemporary top level of theoretical and experimental surface science. The subdivision into a theoretical and an experimental part supports systematic access to this fast developing field of knowledge.
Table of Contents
Contents: Structure at Single Crystal Surfaces.- Surface Electronic Properties.- Surface Composition Analysis.- Properties and Influence of Adsorbates.- Thin Film Growth and Interfaces.- Characterization of Catalysts.