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Surface and Interface Science, Volumes 1 and 2: Volume 1 - Concepts and Methods; Volume 2 - Properties of Elemental Surfaces

Klaus Wandelt (Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-41156-6
1004 pages
April 2012
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Covering interface science from a novel surface science perspective, this unique handbook offers a comprehensive overview of this burgeoning field.

Eight topical volumes cover basic concepts and methods, elemental and composite surfaces, solid-gas, solid-liquid and inorganic biological interfaces, as well as applications of surface science in nanotechnology, materials science and molecular electronics.

With its broad scope and clear structure, it is ideal as a reference for scientists in the field, as well as an introduction for newcomers.

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction: Intuitive approach to surface science (Klaus Wandelt)
II. Introduction to the theory of metal surfaces (Angelos Michaelidis and Matthias Scheffler)
III. Experimental surface methods
1. Experimental basics (Marko Kralj and Klaus Wandelt)
2. Electron based methods
2.1 Low energy electron diffraction (Klaus Heinz)
2.2 Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Diffraction (Jürg Osterwalder)
2.3 Electron spectroscopy data bases, standardization (Cedric Powell and Alexander Jablonski)
2.4 Two-photon photoelectron spectroscopy (Thomas Fauster)
3. Ion beam methods (John O'Connor)
4. Photon based methods
4.1 Photon spectroscopies (Steve D. Barrett, Chris Lucas and Rasmita Raval)
4.2 X-ray diffraction (Elias Vlieg)
5. Scanning probe techniques (Angelika Kühnle and Michael Reichling)

I. Surface crystallography (Klaus Heinz and Ulrich Starke)
II. Electronic structure of metal surfaces (Erminald Bertel, Norbert Memmel and Alexander Menzel)
III. Electron dynamics at surfaces (Thomas Fauster, Pedro Miguel Echenique, and E.V. Chulkov)
IV. Surface magnetism Jürgen Kirschner and Marek Przybylski)
V. Dynamics at surfaces
1. Thermal dynamics at surfaces (Harald Brune)
2. Vibrations at surfaces (Wolf Widdra)
VI. Elemental semiconductor surfaces (Michael Horn-von-Hoegen, Frank-J. Meyer zu Heringdorf and Peter Kury)
VII. Diamond surfaces (Lothar Ley and Jürgen Ristein)
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Author Information

Klaus Wandelt is Full Professor in Physical Chemistry and Director of the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Bonn, Germany. In 1975 he received his PhD on electron spectroscopic investigations of alloy surfaces. After a postdoctoral stay at the IBM-Research Laboratory in San Jose, California, he qualified as a professor on the concept and detection of the local work function in 1981.

His research interests focuses on fundamental aspects of the physics and chemistry of metal surfaces under ultrahigh vacuum conditions and in electrolytes, on the atomic structure of amorphous materials, and more recently on processes at the surface of plants.

Professor Wandelt has organized numerous national and international conferences and workshops, edited conference proceedings and books, and published about 400 research papers.
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