Principles of Surface Physics

  • Friedhelm Bechstedt

Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Friedhelm Bechstedt
    Pages 1-44
  3. Friedhelm Bechstedt
    Pages 45-80
  4. Friedhelm Bechstedt
    Pages 81-131
  5. Friedhelm Bechstedt
    Pages 133-185
  6. Friedhelm Bechstedt
    Pages 293-315
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 317-342

About this book


This comprehensive and innovative text provides an understanding of the geometric and electronic structure of surfaces. It addresses the surfaces of covalent and ionic solids and also metals. The book emphasizes fundamental aspects, such as the principles of surface crystallography and thermodynamics, the forces driving the rearrangement of the atoms, and the relationship between bonding and electronic structure. The book illuminates the relationship between surface orientation, chemistry, energetics, and the resulting properties. The text includes a discussion of elementary excitations at surfaces, their description and measurement. The general physical arguments and methods presented in the book will also allow the reader to analyse novel surfaces and interfaces of new materials. This makes the book an indispensable reference to all those studying growth, surface-molecule interactions, self-assembled structures, property engineering and materials development.


Atomic structure Crystallography Dynamics Electronic structure REM Reconstruction Surface energy

Authors and affiliations

  • Friedhelm Bechstedt
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Festkörpertheorie und Theoretische OptikFriedrich-Schiller Universität JenaJenaGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62458-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55466-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1439-2674
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