Phase Transitions and Adsorbate Restructuring at Metal Surface

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Newnes, Dec 2, 2012 - Science - 660 pages
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The objective in initiating this series in 1980 was to provide an in-depth review of advances made in the understanding key aspects of surface chemistry and physics through the application of new techniques to the study of well-defined surfaces. Since then the field of surface science has greatly matured, and further important techniques, particularly scanning probe microscopies, have been successfully assimilated into the applications armoury of the surface scientist.

The present volume is a series of timely reviews by many of the current experts in the field of phase transitions and adsorbate-induced surface restructuring. No aspect of the science of solid surfaces can be fully understood without accounting for the structural diversity of surfaces, now revealed in atomic detail by techniques based on diffraction and scanning probe microscopies. For example, it is now clear to those working in heterogeneous catalysis that adsorbate-induced restructuring of surfaces can play a critical role in phenomena such as bistability, kinetic oscillations, and promotion and poisoning. Structural transitions at surfaces can also play a key role in determining the electronic properties of surfaces, reviewed in volume 5.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Principles of Phase Transitions in Twodimensional Systems
1
Chapter 2 Instabilities and Adsorbate Restructuring at W 100
35
Chapter 3 The Au110 1x21x1 phase transition
75
Chapter 4 Roughening Preroughening and Reconstruction Transitions in Crystal Surfaces
115
Chapter 5 Twodimensional phase transitions in alkalimetal adlayers
163
Chapter 6 Growth Kinetics in Twodimensional Phase Transitions
215
an experimental overview
259
experimental aspects
291
Chapter 10 Computer simulation of atomic dynamics on metal surfaces
409
Chapter 11 Structural Fluctuations in Small Particles
443
Chapter 12 Adsorbateinduced restructuring of fcc 100 surfaces
465
Chapter 13 Adsorbate Induced Reconstruction of fcc110 Surfaces
501
Chapter 14 Microscopic Studies of Adsorbate Restructuring at Metal Surfaces
573
Index
631
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