Topics in Surface Chemistry

  • Eric Kay
  • Paul S. Bagus

Part of the The IBM Research Symposia Series book series (IRSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Surface Studies in Electrochemical Systems

    1. A. Bewick, M. Fleischmann
      Pages 45-74
  3. Ordered Arrays of Organic Molecules at Surfaces and Interfaces

    1. Dietmar Möbius
      Pages 75-101
    2. B. Tieke, G. Wegner
      Pages 121-134
  4. Atomic and Molecular Scattering from Surfaces

    1. M. Cavallini
      Pages 161-194
    2. U. Gerlach-Meyer, E. Hulpke
      Pages 195-223
  5. Aspects of Surface Chemical Bonding

    1. A. M. Bradshaw, D. Menzel
      Pages 225-259
    2. T. Edmonds, J. J. McCarroll
      Pages 261-290
    3. Stig Andersson
      Pages 291-307
  6. Optical Excitations at Surfaces

    1. Hans Lüth
      Pages 309-327
    2. P. J. Hendra, M. Fleischmann
      Pages 373-402
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 403-408

About this book

Introduction

The papers in this volume were presented at an international symposium on Topics in Surface Chemistry which was held in Bad Neuenahr, West Germany., September 7-9, 1977. The symposium was sponsored by IBM Germany. It has been recognized for many years that our understanding of bulk phenomena and their subsequent exploitation depends largely on our ability to define correlations between microscopic structure and the physical and chemical phenomena of interest. The role played by surface phenomena in the overall behavior of a material has been a subject for speculation for a long time, but only during the last decade or so have experimental and theor­ etical tools been developed which make it possible to investigate surface structure and related surface phenomena uniquely. Numerous surface spectroscopies have been developed in recent years intended to describe the geometric, vibrational and electronic structure of a surface. Our present understanding of surface, thin film and interfacial phenomena in solid state physics owes much to these developments. In chemistry much of the interest in surface science has come from the obvious implications to such important and diverse fields as catalysis and corrosion. It takes little imagination to recognize that there are many other areas where advances in surface science can be brought to bear.

Keywords

bonding catalysis electrolyte spectroscopy structure

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Kay
    • 1
  • Paul S. Bagus
    • 1
  1. 1.International Business Machines CorporationSan JoseUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-4003-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4005-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-4003-4
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