Solvay Conference on Surface Science

Invited Lectures and Discussions University of Texas, Austin, Texas, December 14–18, 1987

  • Frederik W. de Wette
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Series in Surface Sciences book series (SSSUR, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Opening Remarks

    1. J. Solvay
      Pages 1-5
  3. The Structure of Surfaces

  4. Surface science and Catalysis

  5. Two-Dimensional Physics/Phase Transitions

  6. Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. J. A. Golovchenko
      Pages 198-215
    3. J. B. Pendry
      Pages 222-226
    4. Zhang Kaiming, Tian Zengju, Xie Xide
      Pages 232-235
    5. J. E. Demuth, R. J. Hamers, R. M. Tromp
      Pages 236-243
  7. Surface Scattering and Surface Dynamics

  8. Chemical Reactions at Surfaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. B. Roop, S. A. Costello, Z.-M. Liu, J. M. White
      Pages 343-349
    3. S. J. Teichner
      Pages 350-356
    4. H. Schlichting, D. Menzel, T. Brunner, W. Brenig, J. C. Tully
      Pages 357-360
  9. Solid-Solid Interfaces and Superlattices

  10. Surface Studies with Synchrotron Radiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 427-427
    2. E. W. Plummer, In-Whan Lyo, K.-J. Song, K.-D. Tsuei
      Pages 428-449
    3. D. J. Holmes, D. R. Batchelor, D. A. King
      Pages 450-457
    4. Xudong Jiang, K. G. Lloyd, A. Campion
      Pages 458-460
    5. J. Araya-Pochet, C. A. Ballentine, T.-Y. Hsieh, J. L. Erskine
      Pages 461-466

About these proceedings


The articles collected in this volume give a broad overview of the current state of surface science. Pioneers in the field and researchers met together at this Solvay Conference to discuss important new developments in surface science, with an emphasis on the common area between solid state physics and physical chemistry. The contributions deal with the following subjects: structure of surfaces, surface science and catalysis, two-dimensional physics and phase transitions, scanning tunneling microscopy, surface scattering and surface dynamics, chemical reactions at surfaces, solid-solid interfaces and superlattices, and surface studies with synchrotron radiation. On each of these subjects an introductory review talk and a number of short research contributions are followed by extensive discussions, which appear in full in the text. This nineteenth Solvay Conference commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Solvay Institutes.


EXAFS Helium-Atom-Streuung LEED NEXAFS Surface science catalysis chemistry electronic structure physical chemistry scattering semiconductor spectroscopy superlattices surface thin films

Editors and affiliations

  • Frederik W. de Wette
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-74220-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74218-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0931-5195
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