Interaction of Atoms and Molecules with Solid Surfaces

  • V. Bortolani
  • N. H. March
  • M. P. Tosi

Part of the Physics of Solids and Liquids book series (PSLI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. N. H. March
    Pages 1-24
  3. T. B. Grimley
    Pages 25-52
  4. W. Kohn
    Pages 53-70
  5. F. García-Moliner
    Pages 71-116
  6. J. E. Inglesfield
    Pages 117-153
  7. J. B. Pendry
    Pages 201-211
  8. B. I. Lundqvist
    Pages 213-254
  9. D. Spanjaard, M. C. Desjonquères
    Pages 255-323
  10. H. Ibach
    Pages 325-356
  11. R. M. Feenstra
    Pages 357-379
  12. J. Lapujoulade
    Pages 381-405
  13. A. E. DePristo
    Pages 407-458
  14. A. M. Bradshaw
    Pages 477-528
  15. M. Djafari Rouhani, D. Estève
    Pages 657-672
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 673-679

About this book


There is considerable interest, both fundamental and technological, in the way atoms and molecules interact with solid surfaces. Thus the description of heterogeneous catalysis and other surface reactions requires a detailed understand­ ing of molecule-surface interactions. The primary aim of this volume is to provide fairly broad coverage of atoms and molecules in interaction with a variety of solid surfaces at a level suitable for graduate students and research workers in condensed matter physics, chemical physics, and materials science. The book is intended for experimental workers with interests in basic theory and concepts and had its origins in a Spring College held at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Miramare, Trieste. Valuable background reading can be found in the graduate-Ievel introduction to the physics of solid surfaces by ZangwilI(1) and in the earlier works by Garcia­ Moliner and F1ores(2) and Somorjai.(3) For specifically molecule-surface interac­ tions, additional background can be found in Rhodin and Ertl(4) and March.(S) V. Bortolani N. H. March M. P. Tosi References 1. A. Zangwill, Physics at Surfaces, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (1988). 2. F. Garcia-Moliner and F. Flores, Introduction to the Theory of Solid Surfaces, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (1979). 3. G. A. Somorjai, Chemistry in Two Dimensions: Surfaces, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York (1981). 4. T. N. Rhodin and G. Erd, The Nature of the Surface Chemical Bond, North-Holland, Amsterdam (1979). 5. N. H. March, Chemical Bonds outside Metal Surfaces, Plenum Press, New York (1986).


catalysis chemical bond chemistry condensed matter condensed matter physics materials science metals molecule

Editors and affiliations

  • V. Bortolani
    • 1
  • N. H. March
    • 2
  • M. P. Tosi
    • 3
  1. 1.University of ModenaModenaItaly
  2. 2.University of OxfordOxfordEngland
  3. 3.International Center for Theoretical PhysicsTriesteItaly

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