Metal Clusters at Surfaces

Structure, Quantum Properties, Physical Chemistry

  • Karl-Heinz Meiwes-Broer

Part of the Springer Series in Cluster Physics book series (CLUSTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Heinz Hövel, Lars S. O. Johansson, Bruno Reihl
    Pages 37-65
  3. Harald Brune
    Pages 67-105
  4. Karl-Heinz Meiwes-Broer
    Pages 151-173
  5. Jan M. van Ruitenbeek
    Pages 175-210
  6. Wolfgang Wernsdorfer
    Pages 211-236
  7. Ueli Heiz, Wolf-Dieter Schneider
    Pages 237-273
  8. Katrin Seeger, Richard E. Palmer
    Pages 275-301
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 303-310

About this book


Numerous experiments and calculations have shown that isolated metal clusters possess many interesting features, quite different from those known from surface and solid- state physics or from atomic and molecular physics. The technological exploitation of these new properties, e.g. in miniature electronic or mechanical components, requires the cluster to be brought into an environment such as an encapsulating matrix or a surface. Due to the interaction with the contact medium, the properties of the clusters may change or even disappear. Thus the physics of cluster-on-surface systems -- the main subject of this book -- is of fundamental importance. The book addresses a wide audience, from the newcomer to the expert. Starting from fundamental concepts of adsorbate-surface interactions, the modification of electronic properties through electron confinement, and concepts of cluster production, it elucidates the distinct properties of the new metallic nanostructures.


Atom chemistry cluster collision magnetism molecular physics molecule nanostructure particles physical chemistry semiconductor silicon spectroscopy surface thin films

Authors and affiliations

  • Karl-Heinz Meiwes-Broer
    • 1
  1. 1.Universität Rostock Fachbereich PhysikRostockGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63064-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-57169-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1437-0395
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