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Surface Science
Foundations of Catalysis and Nanoscience
Second Edition
by Kurt W. Kolasinski

Surface Science has been fully revised and updated to reflect all the latest developments in the field and now includes an extensive discussion about nanoparticle growth and the quantum confinement effects in nanoscale systems.

Surface Science is an essential and developing area of physical chemistry and one that has become increasingly interdisciplinary.


1. Bulk And Surface Structure

  • Clean Surface Structure
  • Reconstruction And Adsorbate Structure
  • Band Structure Of Solids
  • The Vibrations Of Solids
  • Summary Of Important Concepts
  • Frontiers And Challenges
  • Further Reading
  • Exercises
2. Experimental Probes And Techniques

  • Ultrahigh Vacuum
  • Light And Electron Sources
  • Molecular Beams
  • Scanning Probe Techniques
  • Low Energy Electron Diffraction (Leed)
  • Electron Spectroscopy
  • Vibrational Spectroscopy
  • Other Surface Analytical Techniques
  • Summary Of Important Concepts
  • Frontiers And Challenges
3. Chemisorption, Physisorption And Dynamics

  • Types Of Interactions
  • Binding Sites And Diffusion
  • Physisorption
  • Non-Dissociative Chemisorption
  • Dissociative Chemisorption: H2 On A Simple Metal
  • What Determines The Reactivity Of Metals?
  • Atoms And Molecules Incident On A Surface
  • Microscopic Reversibility In Ad/Desorption Phenomena
  • The Influence Of Individual Degrees Of Freedom On Adsorption And Desorption
  • Translations, Corrugation, Surface Atom Motions
  • Rotations And Adsorption
  • Vibrations And Adsorption
  • Competitive Adsorption And Collision Induced Processes
  • Classification Of Reaction Mechanisms
  • Measurement Of Sticking Coefficients
  • Summary Of Important Concepts
  • Frontiers And Challenges
4. Thermodynamics And Kinetics Of Adsorption and Desorption

  • Thermodynamics Of Ad/Desorption
  • Adsorption Isotherms From Thermodynamics
  • Lateral Interactions
  • Rate Of Desorption
  • Kinetics Of Adsorption
  • Adsorption Isotherms From Kinetics
  • Temperature Programmed Desorption (Tpd)
  • Summary Of Important Concepts
  • Frontiers And Challenges
5. Liquid Interfaces

  • Structure Of The Liquid/Solid Interface
  • Liquid Films
  • Langmuir Films
  • Langmuir-Blodgett Films
  • Self Assembled Monolayers (Sams)
  • Thermodynamics Of Liquid Interfaces
  • Electrified And Charged Interfaces
  • Summary Of Important Concepts
  • Frontiers And Challenges
6. Heterogeneous Catalysis

  • The Prominence Of Heterogeneous Reactions
  • Measurement Of Surface Kinetics And Reaction Mechanisms
  • Haber-Bosch Process
  • From Microscopic Kinetics To Catalysis
  • Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis And Related Chemistry
  • The Three-Way Automotive Catalyst
  • Promoters
  • Poisons
  • Bimetallic and Bifunctional Catalysts
  • Rate Oscillations And Spatiotemporal Pattern Formation
  • Sabatier Analysis And Optimal Catalyst Selection
  • Summary Of Important Concepts
7. Growth And Epitaxy

  • Stress And Strain
  • Types Of Interfaces
  • Surface Energy, Surface Tension and Strain Energy
  • Growth Modes
  • Nucleation Theory
  • Growth Away From Equilibrium
  • Techniques For Growing Layers
  • Catalytic Growth Of Nanotubes And Nanowires
  • Etching

8. Laser & Non-Thermal Chemistry: Photon And Electron Stimulated Chemistry & Atom Manipulation

  • Laser Excitation Of Surfaces
  • Mechanisms Of Electron And Photon Stimulated Processes
  • Photon And Electron Induced Chemistry At Surfaces
  • Charge Transfer and Electrochemistry
  • Tip Induced Process: Mechanisms Of Atom Manipulation
  • Summary Of Important Concepts


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Surface Science
Foundations of Catalysis and Nanoscience
Second Edition
by Kurt W. Kolasinski

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