Surfaces

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byGary Attard, Colin Barnes

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This primer provides an introduction to the subject of surfaces at the level of undergraduates and first year postgraduates. There are four chapters, the first concerns basic thermodynamic material used to understand the properties of surfaces including; surface tension, Gibbs adsorption,surface pressure and surface phase equilibria, surfactants and micelles, wetting, detergency, and contact angle. The second chapter concentrates on gas adsorbtion at solid surfaces and covers topics including adsorbtion, Langmuir isotherms, heats of adsorbtion, BET isotherms, physisorbtion,chemisorbtion, precursor adsorbtion kinetics, well-defined surfaces, UHV, surface sensitivity and selectivity, surface diffusion and electrons interacting with matter. Chapter three then outlines the physico- chemical principles of XPS, AES, LEED, STM, AFM, work function measurements, UPS, TPD,molecular beams, HREELS and PAIRS and the types of fundamental surface information each of these techniques provides. The final chapter contains a series of worked examples and problems, bringing together the various strands developed in Chapters 1-3 in order to elucidate surface phenomena. The bookis unique in its mix of 'Classical' and 'Modern' surface science and should be relevant to physicists, chemists and material scientists.

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This primer provides an introduction to the subject of surfaces at the level of undergraduates and first year postgraduates. There are four chapters, the first concerns basic thermodynamic material used to understand the properties of surfaces including; surface tension, Gibbs adsorption,surface pressure and surface phase equilibria, s...

Dr G Attard, Department of Chemistry, University of Wales Cardiff, PO Box 912, Cardiff, CF1 3TB. Dr C Barnes, School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland
Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198556861

ISBN - 13:9780198556862

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Table of Contents

1. Fundamentals of surface science2. Gas adsorption at solid surfaces3. Spectroscopic techniques for probing solid surfaces4. Worked examples and problems