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Scanning Tunneling Microscopy in Surface Science, Nanoscience, and Catalysis

Scanning Tunneling Microscopy in Surface Science, Nanoscience, and Catalysis

Michael Bowker (Editor), Philip R. Davies (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-62883-4

Nov 2009

258 pages

$160.99

Description

Here, top international authors in the field of STM and surface science present first-class contributions on this hot topic, bringing the reader up to date with the latest developments in this rapidly advancing field. The focus is on the nanoscale, particularly in relation to catalysis, involving developments in our understanding of the nature of the surfaces of oxides and nanoparticulate materials, as well as adsorption, and includes in-situ studies of catalysis on such model materials.
Of high interest to practitioners of surface science, nanoscience, STM and catalysis.
Preface
CHIRALITY AT METAL SURFACES
Introduction
Surface Chirality Following Molecular Adsorption
Chiral Amplification and Recognition
Conclusions
THE TEMPLATE TO NANOSTRUCTURED MODEL CATALYSTS
Introduction
Surfaces as Two-Dimensional Templates
STM Imaging of Oxide Films
STM Imaging of Metal Particles on Oxide Films
Template-Controlled Growth of Model Catalysts
Conclusions
IN SITU STM STUDIES OF MODEL CATALYSTS
Introduction
Instrumentation
Visualizing the Pathway of Catalytic Reactions
Metal Surfaces at High Pressures
In Situ Studies of Supported Model Catalysts
Outlook
THEORY OF SCANNING TUNNELING MICROSCOPY AND APPLICATIONS IN CATALYSIS
Catalysis and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
Image Formation in an STM
Simulating Tunneling Currents
Simulating Chemical Reactivity
Catalytic Water Production
Outlook
CHARACTERIZATION AND MODIFICATION OF ELECTRODE SURFACES BY IN SITU STM
Introduction
In Situ STM: Principle, Technical Realization and Limitations
Imaging Simple-Crystal Surfaces of Catalytically Relevant Systems
Strategies for Nanostructuring Surfaces
STM IMAGING OF OXIDE NANOLAYER MODEL SYSTEMS
Introduction
Experimental Aspects and Technical Developments
Case Studies: Selected Oxide-Metal Systems
Synopsis and Outlook
SURFACE MOBILITY OF ATOMS AND MOLECULES STUDIED WITH HIGH-PRESSURE SCANNING TUNNELING MICROSCOPY
Introduction
Characterization of Surface Mobility of Molecules and Atoms
High-Pressure STM Technique and Instrumentation
Mobility and Flexibility of Catalyst Surfaces at High-Pressure
Adsorbate Mobility During Catalytic Reactions
Summary
POINT DEFECTS ON RUTILE TiO2(1 1 0): REACTIVITY, DYNAMICS, AND TUNABILITY
Introduction
Methods
Water Dissociation at Oxygen Vacancies and the Identification of Point Defects
O2 Dissociation at Oxygen Vacancies
Diffusion of Oxygen Vacancies and Surface Hydroxy
Tuning the Densities of Oxygen Vacancies and Surface Hydroxyl on TiO2(1 1 0)
Outlook
"The book covers a wide range of aspects of STM studies on catalysis: methodology, instrumentation, experiment, and theory. An index at the end of the book enables readers to promptly locate the content of their interests. The book contains numerous high-resolution STM images, which renders a pleasant reading experience as well as stimulates appreciation of the power of STM. Therefore, I highly recommend that this book have a space on your bookshelf." (Microscopy and Microanalysis, February 2011)

"A very useful addition to your bookshelf . . . Whether you read only the one chapter related to your area or the entire book . . ., you are bound  to learn something new about this unique instrument and its continued impact on nearly every aspect of surface science and nanoscience as well as its ever-increasing contributions toward understanding catalysis." (JACS, 2010)