Автор: W.N. Unertl, K. Horn, M. Scheffler, Eckart Hasselbrink Название: Handbook of Surface Science: Vols. I-III Издательство: North Holland: Elsevier Science Год: 1996-2008 ISBN: 978-0444890368; 978-0444892911; 978-0444520562 Язык: English Формат: pdf Размер: 115 mb Страниц: 881+1072+1036
How many times has it been said that surface science has come of age? Rather than being a fledgling area of study, it is now patently clear that the investigation of solid surfaces and related interfacial problems is a unique field with profound implications for basic (dare one say academic!) scientific study and the understanding of materials.
Surface science provides major support to many technologically ambitious industries. It is widely recognised that it underpins the fabrication of electronic devices but this also extends to any industry working in nanotechnology. Surface science makes significant contributions to product development and problem solving in many mate-rials-based industries where surface finish, cleanliness, adhesion, wear or friction are important.
An understanding of surface processes is vital in chemical industries because of the importance of heterogeneous catalysis and is likely to make major contributions to the growing optoelectronics and molecular sensing industries. In social terms, an improved understanding of surfaces will facilitate the development of better catalysts and sensors for improvement of our environment.
The primary goal of this book is to summarize the current level of accumulated knowledge about the physical structure of solid surfaces with emphasis on well-defined surfaces at the gas-solid and vacuum-solid interfaces. The intention is not only to provide a standard reference for practitioners, but also to provide a good starting point for scientists who are just entering the field.
This first volume in a new series is appropriately devoted to the physical structure of surfaces, knowledge of which will be essential for a complete understanding of electronic properties and dynamical processes, the topics of the next two volumes in the series.
Vol. II. Electronic Structure
This book is the second volume in the Handbook of Surface Science series and deals with aspects of the electronic structure of surfaces as investigated by means of the experimental and theoretical methods of physics. The importance of understanding surface phenomena stems from the fact that for many physical and chemical phenomena, the surface plays a key role: in electronic, magnetic, and optical devices, in heterogenous catalysis, in epitaxial growth, and the application of protective coatings, for example. Therefore a better understanding and, ultimately, a predictive description of surface and interface properties is vital for the progress of modern technology.
An investigation of surface electronic structure is also central to our understanding of all aspects of surfaces from a fundamental point of view. The chapters presented here review the goals achieved in the field and map out the challenges ahead, both in experiment and theory.
Vol. III. Dynamics
This volume of the Handbook of Surface Science covers all aspects of the dynamics of surface processes. Two dozen world leading experts in this field address the subjects of energy exchange in gas atoms, surface collisions, the rules governing dissociative adsorption on surfaces, the formation of nanostructures on surfaces by self-assembly, and the study of surface phenomena using ultra-fast lasers. The chapters are written for both newcomers to the field as well as researchers.