Electronic Excitations at Metal Surfaces

  • Ansgar Liebsch

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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    Pages 1-4
  3. Ansgar Liebsch
    Pages 49-143
  4. Ansgar Liebsch
    Pages 145-212
  5. Ansgar Liebsch
    Pages 213-270
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    Pages 271-282
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    Pages 283-308
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 309-336

About this book


In this new work, the focus is on the dynamical response of metal electrons to several types of incident electromagnetic fields. The author, an eminent theorist, discusses Time-Dependent Local Density Approximation's importance in both elucidating electronic surface excitations and describing the ground state properties of electronic systems. Chapters detail theoretical formulations and computational procedures, covering such areas as single-particle and collective modes, spatial distribution of the induced surface charges, and local electric fields. Excitation spectra are shown for a variety of clean simple metals, noble metals, chemisorbed overlayers, charged surfaces, and small metal particles.


density density functional theory distribution electromagnetic electromagnetic field electromagnetic fields electron fields magnetic field magnetic fields metals noble metal nonlinear optics particles spectra

Authors and affiliations

  • Ansgar Liebsch
    • 1
  1. 1.Forschungszentrum JülichJülichGermany

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