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Phase Transitions and Adsorbate Restructuring at Metal Surface - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444819246, 9780444600639

Phase Transitions and Adsorbate Restructuring at Metal Surface, Volume 7

1st Edition

Authors: D.A. King D.P. Woodruff
eBook ISBN: 9780444600639
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 5th July 1994
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Table of Contents

  1. Principles of Phase Transitions in Two-Dimensional Systems (P. Bak, M Paczuski).
  2. Instabilities and Adsorbate Restructuring at W{100} (J. Jupille, D.A. King).
  3. The Au{110} (1x2) ⇔ (1x1) Phase Transition (J.C. Campuzano).
  4. Roughening and Preroughening, and Reconstruction Transitions in Crystal Surfaces (M. den Nijs).
  5. Two-Dimensional Phase Transitions in Alkali-Metal Adlayers (A. Naumovets).
  6. Growth Kinetics in Two-Dimensional Phase Transitions (M.C. Tringides).
  7. Surface Melting: An Experimental Overview (J.W.M. Frenken, H.M. van Pinxteren).
  8. Thermal Roughening of Surfaces: Experimental Aspects (K. Kern).
  9. Roughening, Wetting and Surface Melting: Theoretical Considerations (A.C. Levi).
  10. Computer Simulation of Atomic Dynamics on Metal Surfaces (R. Lynden-Bell).
  11. Structural Fluctuations in Small Particles (L.D. Marks, N. Doraiswamy).
  12. Adsorbate-Induced Restructuring of f.c.c. {100} Surfaces (D.P. Woodruff).
  13. Adsorbate Induced Reconstruction of f.c.c. {110} Surfaces (C.J. Barnes).
  14. Microscopic Studies of Adsorbate Restructuring at Metal Surfaces (F. Besenbacher, I. Stensgaard).


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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Reviews excellent background for anyone starting work in this field. @source:Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology

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D.A. King

D.P. Woodruff