Low-Energy Electron Diffraction

Experiment, Theory and Surface Structure Determination

  • Michel A. Van Hove
  • William H. Weinberg
  • Chi-Ming Chan

Part of the Springer Series in Surface Sciences book series (SSSUR, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Michel A. Van Hove, William H. Weinberg, Chi-Ming Chan
    Pages 1-12
  3. Michel A. Van Hove, William H. Weinberg, Chi-Ming Chan
    Pages 13-46
  4. Michel A. Van Hove, William H. Weinberg, Chi-Ming Chan
    Pages 47-90
  5. Michel A. Van Hove, William H. Weinberg, Chi-Ming Chan
    Pages 91-144
  6. Michel A. Van Hove, William H. Weinberg, Chi-Ming Chan
    Pages 145-204
  7. Michel A. Van Hove, William H. Weinberg, Chi-Ming Chan
    Pages 205-253
  8. Michel A. Van Hove, William H. Weinberg, Chi-Ming Chan
    Pages 254-317
  9. Michel A. Van Hove, William H. Weinberg, Chi-Ming Chan
    Pages 318-377
  10. Michel A. Van Hove, William H. Weinberg, Chi-Ming Chan
    Pages 378-397
  11. Michel A. Van Hove, William H. Weinberg, Chi-Ming Chan
    Pages 398-426
  12. Michel A. Van Hove, William H. Weinberg, Chi-Ming Chan
    Pages 427-466
  13. Michel A. Van Hove, William H. Weinberg, Chi-Ming Chan
    Pages 467-524
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 525-603

About this book

Introduction

Surface crystallography plays the same fundamental role in surface science which bulk crystallography has played so successfully in solid-state physics and chemistry. The atomic-scale structure is one of the most important aspects in the understanding of the behavior of surfaces in such widely diverse fields as heterogeneous catalysis, microelectronics, adhesion, lubrication, cor­ rosion, coatings, and solid-solid and solid-liquid interfaces. Low-Energy Electron Diffraction or LEED has become the prime tech­ nique used to determine atomic locations at surfaces. On one hand, LEED has yielded the most numerous and complete structural results to date (almost 200 structures), while on the other, LEED has been regarded as the "technique to beat" by a variety of other surface crystallographic methods, such as photoemission, SEXAFS, ion scattering and atomic diffraction. Although these other approaches have had impressive successes, LEED has remained the most productive technique and has shown the most versatility of application: from adsorbed rare gases, to reconstructed surfaces of sem­ iconductors and metals, to molecules adsorbed on metals. However, these statements should not be viewed as excessively dogmatic since all surface­ sensitive techniques retain untapped potentials that will undoubtedly be explored and exploited. Moreover, surface science remains a multi-technique endeavor. In particular, LEED never has been and never will be self­ sufficient. LEED has evolved considerably and, in fact, has reached a watershed.

Keywords

EXAFS LEED Surface science catalysis chemistry crystal crystallography electron metals scattering solid-state physics structure

Authors and affiliations

  • Michel A. Van Hove
    • 1
  • William H. Weinberg
    • 2
  • Chi-Ming Chan
    • 3
  1. 1.Materials and Molecular Research Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and Department of ChemistryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  3. 3.Raychem Corp.Menlo ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-82721-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-82723-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-82721-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0931-5195
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