Dynamics of Gas-Surface Interaction

Proceedings of the International School on Material Science and Technology, Erice, Italy, July 1–15, 1981

  • Giorgio Benedek
  • Ugo Valbusa
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Scattering of Atoms from Solid Surfaces

  3. Characterization of Adsorbed Phases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. M. Bienfait
      Pages 94-110
    3. M. W. Cole, G. Vidali
      Pages 111-116
    4. A. C. Levi
      Pages 142-151
  4. Spectroscopy of Surface Optical Excitations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. M. Šunjić
      Pages 154-185
    3. A. Otto
      Pages 186-195
    4. V. Bortolani, A. Franchini, F. Nizzoli, G. Santoro
      Pages 196-206
  5. Surface Phonon Spectroscopy by Atom Scattering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. G. Benedek
      Pages 227-255
    3. L. Mattera, M. Rocca, C. Salvo, S. Terreni, F. Tommasini, U. Valbusa
      Pages 256-262
    4. B. Feuerbacher
      Pages 263-272
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 282-284

About these proceedings


In recent decades surface science has experienced a large growth in connection with the development of various experimental techniques which are able to characterize solid surfaces through the observation of the scattering of ions, electrons, photons or atoms. These methods of investigation, known under different labels such as LEED, AES, XPS, UPS, etc. have been extensively applied in describing the structure, morphology, and chemical and physical properties of crystal surfaces and interfaces of a large variety of materials of interest in solid-state physics, electronics, metallurgy, biophysics, and heterogeneous catalysis. Among these methods we wish to emphasize molecular beam scattering from solid surfaces. ~lolecular beam scattering has gone through a large development in the last ten years. In this decade a large number of laboratories have used this method to study various clean and adsorbate-covered surfaces. The technique is nonetheless quite old. It dates back to the beginning of the thirties, when Estermann and Stern performed the first atom diffraction experiment proving the wave nature of atoms. In the following years the entire subject of gas-surface interaction was considered a branch of rarefied gas dynamics and developed in connection with aerospace research. Attention was then given to the integral properties of gas-solid interactions (sticking and energy accomodation, mean momentum transfer) rather than to atom-surface scatter­ ing from well-characterized surfaces.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Giorgio Benedek
    • 1
  • Ugo Valbusa
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto di Fisica dell’Universita MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Scienze FisicheUniversita GenovaGenovaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-86457-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-86455-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6218
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