Green-Function Theory of Chemisorption

  • Sydney George Davison
  • K.W. Sulston

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Sydney George Davison, K.W. Sulston
    Pages 1-21
  3. Sydney George Davison, K.W. Sulston
    Pages 23-33
  4. Sydney George Davison, K.W. Sulston
    Pages 35-44
  5. Sydney George Davison, K.W. Sulston
    Pages 45-74
  6. Sydney George Davison, K.W. Sulston
    Pages 75-90
  7. Sydney George Davison, K.W. Sulston
    Pages 91-116
  8. Sydney George Davison, K.W. Sulston
    Pages 117-137
  9. Sydney George Davison, K.W. Sulston
    Pages 139-164
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 165-211

About this book


The book provides an introduction to the Green-Function (GF) theory of chemisorption. It is self-contained, and requires only a basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and solid-state physics. The GF approach lends itself well to the pedagogically desirable modellistic treatment of the subject. Throughout each chapter, step-by-step details are provided by which the calculations are performed, so that readers are led from the simple to the more advanced aspects, in a straightforward manner. In this way, students gain confidence to read the current literature on their own.

This book includes:

A straightforward introduction into Green-Function Theory of Chemisorption

The mathematical foundation of the Green Function Method

Electron- electron interaction on the adatom

Demonstration of the power and versatility of the technique

Metalized semiconductoe substrates as example of supported catalysts

Electronic properties of disordered binary alloys and treatment of chemisorption on such substrates

Chemisorption on electrified substrates

Implications of two atoms interacting with a substrate on adatom formation

Extensive Appendices

The book is suitable for Senior undergraduate and junior graduate students in theoretical and physical chemistry, students in catalysis, chemical engineering and materials science Researchers in government and industrial laboratories should also find the book useful.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Sydney George Davison
    • 1
  • K.W. Sulston
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WaterlooONCanada
  2. 2.University of Prince Edward IslandCharlottetownCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4404-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4405-2
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