This book is the second volume in the Handbook of Surface Science series and deals with aspects of the electronic structure of surfaces as investigated by means of the experimental and theoretical methods of physics. The importance of understanding surface phenomena stems from the fact that for many physical and chemical phenomena, the surface plays a key role: in electronic, magnetic, and optical devices, in heterogenous catalysis, in epitaxial growth, and the application of protective coatings, for example. Therefore a better understanding and, ultimately, a predictive description of surface and interface properties is vital for the progress of modern technology. An investigation of surface electronic structure is also central to our understanding of all aspects of surfaces from a fundamental point of view. The chapters presented here review the goals achieved in the field and map out the challenges ahead, both in experiment and theory.

Table of Contents

General preface. Preface. 1. Fundamentals of the electronic structure of surfaces (E. Wimmer, A.J. Freeman). 2. Electronic structure of semiconductor surfaces (J. Pollmann, P. Krüger). 3. Electronic states on metal surfaces (G. Borstel, J.E. Inglesfield). 4. Electronic structure of adsorbates on surfaces. Adsorption on semiconductors (C.M. Bertoni, G. Roma, R. Di Fleice). 5. Theory of adsorption on metalsubstrates (M. Scheffler, C. Stampfl). 6. Experimental probes of the surface electronic structure (F.J. Himpsel). 7. Electronic structure of semiconductor surfaces (K. Horn). 8. Surface states on metal surfaces (S.D. Kevan). 9. Magnetism at surfaces and in untrathin films (C.M. Schneider, J. Kirschner). 10. Adsorption on metals (H.-J. Freund, H. Kuhlenbeck). 11. The metal-semiconductor interface (R. Ludeke). 12. Electronic structure of adsorbates on semiconductors (R. Miranda, E.G. Michael). 13. Some properties of metal overlayers on metalsubstrates (S.-Å. Lindgren, L. Walldén). 14. Many-body effects in photoemission (G.D. Mahan, E.W. Plummer). Author index. Subject index.


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