Kinetics of Interface Reactions

Proceedings of a Workshop on Interface Phenomena, Campobello Island, Canada, September 24–27, 1986

  • Michael Grunze
  • Hans Jürgen Kreuzer
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Series in Surface Sciences book series (SSSUR, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Adsorption-Desorption Kinetics: Dynamics versus Thermodynamics

  3. Precursors: Myth or Reality?

  4. Kinetics of Phase Transitions at Surfaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. J. D. Gunton
      Pages 238-252
    3. T. Ala-Nissila, J. D. Gunton
      Pages 253-263
    4. Y. J. Chabal, S. B. Christman, V. A. Burrows, N. A. Collins, S. Sundaresan
      Pages 285-295
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 299-299

About these proceedings


This book contains the proceedings of the first Workshop on Interface Phenomena, organized jointly by the surface science groups at Dalhousie University and the University of Maine. It was our intention to concentrate on just three topics related to the kinetics of interface reactions which, in our opinion, were frequently obscured unnecessarily in the literature and whose fundamental nature warranted an extensive discussion to help clarify the issues, very much in the spirit of the Discussions of the Faraday Society. Each session (day) saw two principal speakers expounding the different views; the session chairmen were asked to summarize the ensuing discussions. To understand the complexity of interface reactions, paradigms must be formulated to provide a framework for the interpretation of experimen­ tal data and for the construction of theoretical models. Phenomenological approaches have been based on a small number of rate equations for the concentrations or mole numbers of the various species involved in a par­ ticular system with the relevant rate constants either fitted (in the form of the Arrheniusparametrization) to experimental data or calculated on the basis of microscopic models. The former procedure can at best serve as a guide to the latter, and is, in most cases, confined to ruling out certain reaction pathways rather than to ascertaining a unique answer.


Chemisorption adsorption electron energy loss spectroscopy oxidation scattering spectroscopy surface

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Grunze
    • 1
  • Hans Jürgen Kreuzer
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory for Surface Science & Technology, Department of PhysicsUniversity of Maine at OronoOronoUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-72677-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-72675-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0931-5195
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