Cover Image   Surface Science: Foundations of Catalysis & Nanoscience
          By Kurt W Kolasinski
          ISBN 0-471-49244 2 (Hardback)
          0-471-49245 0 (Paperback)
Now in a corrected second printing.

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From the back cover:
Surface Chemistry is an essential and developing area of physical chemistry and one that has become increasingly multidisciplinary. Surface Science: Foundations of Catalysis and Nanoscience offers a comprehensive, modern introduction to the subject, taking a truly pedagogical approach. This text will provide the reader with a well-rounded understanding, not only of how chemistry works at surfaces, but also how to understand and probe the dynamics of surface reactions.
Starting with an examination of the importance of heterogeneous reactions, it lays the foundations for an understanding of chemical reactions at surfaces through a detailed treatment of surface electronic and geometric structure. Reactivity on and with surfaces is clearly explained. Fundamental principles such as adsorption, desorption and reactions between adsorbates are examined, with extensive coverage of developments in the growth of epitaxial, and Langmuir-Blodgett films, as well as treatment of the etching of surfaces.

» Features a modern molecular view of surfaces combined with a careful pedagogic approach to chemical reaction dynamics
» Introduces both theoretical and experimental techniques including a detailed explanation of growth and etching.
» Includes numerous examples of the relevance of surface chemistry to industrial processes combined with end of chapter problems and an extensive bibliography.

Suitable for all students taking courses in surface chemistry in departments of chemistry, physics, chemical engineering and material science, as well as researchers and professionals needing an up to date review of the subject.


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• Go to the corrections page for the first printing (or pdf ). There still are a few corrections for the second printing as well (available in html or pdf ).

• To download the figures in pdf format, click here .

• More about me and my research can be found here.



Usefule Links in Surface Science, Catalysis and Nanoscience

Surface Science Links @ Queen Mary, University of London
    A list of links maintained by Dr Roger Nix

Email link suggestions to me here .

A Selection of Laboratories working in surface science, nanoscience & catalysis

Educational Sites for Surface Science, Nanoscience & Catalysis

Web-based Resources in Surface Science, Nanoscience & Catalysis


Journal in Surface Science, Nanoscience & Catalysis

Societies related to Chemistry, Physics & Catalysis


Table of Contents

    Introduction.
        Supplemental material
        Figures

    1. Surface Structure.
        Supplemental material
        Figures

    2. Experimental Probes of Surface and Adsorbate Structure.
        Supplemental material
        Figures

    3. Chemisorption, Physisorption and Dynamics.
        Supplemental material
        Figures

    4. Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Surface Processes.
        Supplemental material
        Figures

    5. Complex Surface Reactions: Catalysis and Etching.
        Supplemental material
        Figures

    6. Growth and Epitaxy.
        Supplemental material
        Figures

    Appendix A: Fundamental Constants, Conversion Factors and Prefixes.

    Appendix B: Abbreviations.

    Appendix C: Symbols.

    Appendix D: Useful Mathematical Expressions.

    Index.



Figures in pdf Format

Introduction    Chapter 1    Chapter 2     Chapter 3        Chapter 4       Chapter 5    Chapter 6
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