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Many – Body Phenomena At Surfaces - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124365605, 9780323144964

Many – Body Phenomena At Surfaces

1st Edition

Editor: David Lengreth
eBook ISBN: 9780323144964
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1984
Page Count: 592
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Many-Body Phenomena at Surfaces contains the proceedings of a two-week 1983 Workshop on Many-Body Phenomena at Surfaces sponsored by the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara. This workshop covers the many-body phenomena and the many-particle aspects of structural phenomena. This text is organized into six parts encompassing 29 chapters, and begins with a description of the method generally used to calculate ground state properties, densities, equilibrium positions, adiabatic potential curves, and energies of surfaces with and without an adsorbate atom or molecule. It goes on to apply these methods to binding and the calculation of potential surfaces, followed by a more diffuse section on various spectroscopies. Topics here include the experiments that elucidate the dynamic phenomena and the theoretical description, which is of relevance to dynamics. The next section discusses the dynamic phenomena of the inelastic mechanisms important when atomic and molecular species impinge on a surface. The remaining sections describe some elementary reactions, catalysis, and magneto-catalytic phenomena. This book is directed toward all surface scientists, specifically physicists, chemists, theorists, and experimentalists.

Table of Contents



I. Density Functional Theory

An Overview of Density Functional Theory

Density Functional Theory: From Fact to Fantasy

Density Functional Theory for Open Systems

II. General Features of Binding

Chemisorption and Reactivity of Metals

Calculation of Small Energy Changes for Adsorbates at Surfaces

Universal Features of Binding Energy as a Function of Interatomic Spacing

Local Density Calculations for Molecules—Successes and Failures

III. Electrons, Photons, and Phonons: Mostly Spectroscopy

Some Elementary Theoretical Concepts in Core-Hole Spectroscopy

Aspects of Core Level X-Ray Photoemission Spectroscopy for Large Systems

Theory of Electron and Photon Stimulated Desorption

Nonlocal Screening at Metal Surfaces—A Review

Electromagnetic Response Functions of Jellium Surfaces

Anomalies in the Image Potential

The Adsorption and Desorption of Helium Films

Electron Energy Loss Studies of Surface Phonons

The H-Induced W(100) Surface Structural Phase Transformations: An Epitaxial Soliton Mechanism

IV. Inelastic Particle-Surface Interactions

Elastic and Inelastic Atom-Surface Scattering

Rotational and Corrugation Mediated Selective Adsorption of HD, H2, and D2 on Smooth Metals: Probe of Potential and Rotational Hindering

Rotational Excitations and Trapping

Simulation of Gas-Surface Dynamics

Laser Studies of Molecule-Surface Dynamics

Energy Dissipation at Metal Surfaces: The Electron Hole-Pair Mechanism

Electronic Damping of Adsorbate Motion on Metal Surfaces

Surface Ionization of Sputtered Atoms

Ionization Probability of Sputtered Atoms

V. Elementary Reactions

Reaction Kinetics over Solids: When and When Not to Use the Traditional Theory of Rate Constants

Non-Adiabatic Effects in Elementary Surface Reactions: State-to-State Molecular Beam Experiments as a Probe

The Use of a Simple, One-Dimensional Model for Qualitative Studies of Desorption Dynamics

VI. Catalysis and Magnetocatalytic Phenomena

Catalysis by Metals

Catalysis on Magnetic Surfaces


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