Surface Science: Foundations of Catalysis and Nanoscience
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In the Acknowledgements
I would also like to acknowledge Tom Beebe, George Darling, Gehard Ertl, Peter Maitlis, Hari Manoharan, David Walton and Anja Wellner for providing figures. Thanks to Scott Anderson, Eric Borguet, Laura Ford, Soon-Ku Hong, Weixin Huang, Lynne Koker, David Mills, and Pat Thiel for bringing various typographical errors to my attention.

Chapter 1

p. 19 Should read:
In Fig. 1.13(a) the metal has donated charge to the semiconductor space-charge region. The enhanced charge density in the space-charge region corresponds to an accumulation layer. In Fig. 1.13(b) charge transfer has occurred in the opposite direction. Because the electron density in this region is lower than in the bulk, this type of space-charge region is know as a depletion layer.

Chapter 2

p. 48         Eqs. (2.21) and (2.22) should have a –1 in the numerator.

Eq. (2.21)     (2.21)

Eq. (2.22)     (2.22)

p. 51. The caption to Fig. 2.16 still contains an error:
(c) (i) fcc(100)–(2x2)

Chapter 3

In Exercise 3.14, typo in book reads Sd instead of s 0.

Chapter 4

pp. 179–180. The discussion should simply be improved. This correction messes with the subsequent equation numbers.

To define more precisely what we mean by the activation energy and how it relates to the PES, we turn to Fig. 4.5. First we note, as shown by Fowler and Guggenheim [1], that the activation energy, in this case Edes, is given by the difference between the mean energy of the reactants 〈ER and the mean energy of the molecules in the transition state 〈E

[1] R. H. Fowler and E. A. Guggenheim, Statistical Thermodynamics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1939.

        Eq. (4.52)    (4.52)

Since both 〈ER and 〈E are temperature dependent, Edes is, in principle, also temperature dependent.  The classical barrier height on the PES is Edes. Edes is not simply related to Edes. As can be seen in Fig. 4.5, the two energies are identical at 0 K. At any other temperature, Edes and Edes are different, though they likely have similar values.
To account for this expected temperature dependence, it is useful to introduce a more general mathematical definition of the activation energy of desorption

     Eq. (4.53).    (4.53)

Frequently it is found that Eq. (4.53) obeys the form

     Eq. (4.54).    (4.54)

p. 185 "The coverage at time t is given by integrating Eq. (4.61) (see also Exercise 4.2)
         Eq. (4.63)    (4.63)
where ε is the exposure. The coverage is linearly proportional to the exposure only if the sticking coefficient is constant as a function of coverage, which is often true at very low coverage, for metal on metal adsorption or condensation onto multilayer films."

p. 197–198 "First-order desorption leads to asymmetric peaks. Second-order desorption leads to symmetric peaks."

p. 203
4.6 Consider precursor mediated adsorption through an equilibrated precursor state. The activation barrier to desorption out of the precursor is Edes and the activation barrier separating the precursor from the chemisorbed state is Ea. Prove mathematically that in precursor mediated adsorption, if Edes > Ea, increasing the surface temperature decreases the sticking coefficient and if Edes < Ea, increasing Ts favours sticking.



Chapter 6

p. 250, line 8
A tensile force pulls away from the interface.

p. 280 Fig. 6.15. Panel (a) is incorrect but then you can't see it anyway.

Fig. 6.15


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