Chemisorption And Reactions On Metallic Films V1

Chemisorption And Reactions On Metallic Films V1

1st Edition - January 1, 1971

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Chemisorption and Reactions on Metallic Films, Volume 1 is a six-chapter text that describes the role of evaporated metal films in advancing the understanding of the metal-gas interface chemistry. Chapter 1 presents electron microscopy and diffraction studies and their contributions in elucidating the growth and structure of polycrystalline and epitaxially grown films. Chapter 2 describes the techniques of preparation and characterization of metallic films and examines the heats of adsorption, electrical conductivity, surface area, and sticking probabilities of such films. Chapter 3 discusses the strength of pairwise interactions; the influence of the intermetallic bond on the equilibrium shape of metal crystallites; the bonding of individual metal atoms to different crystallographic planes; the interaction of metal atoms and crystallites with non-conducting substrates; and the effects of residual gases on this interaction. Chapters 4 and 5 address the adsorption of metallic films, with an emphasis on general trends in adsorptive and electronic properties of bulk metals. These chapters also discuss the effects of adsorption on the electrical conductance of island-like and coherent films and on the ferromagnetic properties of films. Chapter 6 evaluates the application of infrared spectroscopy to the studies of the surfaces of metal films and the use of the available infrared spectroscopic data in reconciling the results of adsorption studies on oxide-supported metal particles with those obtained with clean evaporated metal films prepared under ultra high vacuum conditions. Research scientists and graduate students who are interested in the fundamentals of adsorption and catalysis will find this volume invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Volume One

    List of Contributors


    Chapter 1 Structure of Evaporated Metal Films

    I. Introduction

    II. Techniques of Electron Microscopy and Diffraction

    III. Mechanism of Growth of Films

    IV. Epitaxial Films

    V. Defects in Films

    VI. Influence of Deposition Parameters on Structure

    VII. Conclusions


    Chapter 2 Experimental Techniques

    I. Introduction

    II. Vacuum Apparatus

    III. Gas Handling

    IV. Pressure Measurement and Gas Analysis

    V. Vapour Deposited Films

    VI. Evaporated Film Techniques

    VII. Oriented Films

    VIII. Alloy Films

    IX. Characterization of Films

    X. Infrared Spectra of Adsorbed Molecules

    XI. Work Functions and Surface Potentials

    XII. Emission of Electrons and Ions

    XIII. Heats of Adsorption

    XIV. Measurements of Electrical Conductivity

    XV. Surface Area Determination

    XVI. Sticking Probabilities


    Chapter 3 Fundamental Concepts in Film Formation

    I. Introduction

    II. Energetics

    III. Kinetics


    Chapter 4 Gas Adsorption

    I. Introduction

    II. Clean Surfaces

    III. Relative Merits of Different Types of Adsorbent

    IV. Classification and General Characteristics of Gas

    V. The Electronic Theory of Metals and Metal Surfaces

    VI. The Variation of Activity in Adsorption among the Metals and Semimetals

    VII. Variation of Binding Energy with Surface Coverage and the Nature of the Surface Species

    VIII. The Nature of the Surface Bond


    Chapter 5 The Influence of Adsorption on Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Thin Metal Films

    I. Introduction

    II. Theoretical

    III. Effects of Adsorption on Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Vapour Deposited Metal Films


    Chapter 6 Infrared Spectra of Surface Species

    I. Introduction

    II. Experimental Technique Used in Infrared Study of Adsorption Systems

    III. Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide on Metal Surfaces

    IV. Adsorption of Nitrogen on Metal Surfaces

    V. Adsorption of Hydrogen on Metal Surfaces

    VI. Adsorption of Hydrocarbons on Metal Surfaces

    VII. Future Developments of the Technique


    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Volume Two

    List of Contributors


    Chapter 7 Adsorption, Kinetics and Surface Structure in Catalysis

    I. Introduction

    II. The Surface Structure of Metal Films

    III. Adsorption Equilibria

    IV. Kinetic Processes at Surfaces


    Chapter 8 Catalytic Reactions on Metal Films

    I. Introduction

    II. The Adsorbed State

    III. Exchange Reactions of Saturated Molecules

    IV. Hydrogenation of Unsaturated Molecules

    V. Hydrogenolysis and Skeletal Isomerization Reactions

    VI. Oxidation and Dehydrogenation Reactions

    VII. Prognosis for Future Work


    Chapter 9 Properties and Reactions of Alloy Films

    I. Introduction

    II. Preparation

    III. Characterization and Structure

    IV. Surface Properties


    Chapter 10 The Oxidation of Evaporated Metal Films

    I. Introduction

    II. A Review of the Oxidation of Metals

    III. The Oxidation of Evaporated Metal Films

    IV. Conclusions


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 568
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1971
  • Published: January 1, 1971
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323145695

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