Surface Diffusion

Atomistic and Collective Processes

  • M. C. Tringides

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 360)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. An Introduction to Surface Diffusion Measurements

  3. Single-Atom Diffusion

  4. Surface Diffusion and Epitaxy

    1. Nucleation and Submonolayer Growth

      1. C. Ratsch, P. Ruggerone, M. Scheffler
        Pages 83-101
      2. Zhenyu Zhang, Zhu-Pei Shi, Kenneth Haug
        Pages 103-113
      3. Thomas Michely, Michael Hohage, George Comsa
        Pages 125-134
      4. H. Brune, K. Bromann, K. Kern
        Pages 135-149
      5. Bert Müller, Lorenz Nedelmann, Bjørn Fischer, Harald Brune, Klaus Kern
        Pages 151-159
    2. Multilayer Growth

      1. M. Henzler
        Pages 161-175
      2. Paolo Politi, Jacques Villain
        Pages 177-189
      3. Christophe Duport, Jacques Villain, Catherine Priester
        Pages 191-196
      4. W. C. Elliott, P. F. Miceli, T. Tse, P. W. Stephens
        Pages 209-217
      5. K. R. Roos, M. C. Tringides
        Pages 219-225

About this book


The interest in the problem of surface diffusion has been steadily growing over the last fifteen years. This is clearly evident from the increase in the number of papers dealing with the problem, the development of new experimental techniques, and the specialized sessions focusing on diffusion in national and international meetings. Part of the driving force behind this increasing activity is our recently acquired ability to observe and possibly control atomic scale phenomena. It is now possible to look selectively at individual atomistic processes and to determine their relative importance during growth and reactions at surfaces. The number of researchers interested in this problem also has been growing steadily which generates the need for a good reference source to farniliarize newcomers to the problem. While the recent emphasis is on the role of diffusion during growth, there is also continuing progress on the more traditional aspects of the problem describing mass transport in an ensemble of particles. Such a description is based on the statistical mechanical analysis of a collection of particles that mutually interact and develop correlations. An average over the multitude of atomistic processes that operate under these conditions is necessary to fully describe the dynamics in the system.


Epitaxy Helium-Atom-Streuung LEED metal surface transport

Editors and affiliations

  • M. C. Tringides
    • 1
  1. 1.Iowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-0264-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0262-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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