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Iowa State University : Chemistry (Chem) 586X--Surface Science

Surface Science
Course: Chemistry (Chem) 586X, section XW

    Principles and techniques of surface science. Principles include surface crystallography of cubic, hexagonal, diamond systems; reconstructions and relaxations; surface energy; work function; adsorbate interactions; surface diffusion; gas flux, exposure, and sticking coefficient; adsorption-desorption equilibria; and langmuir films, langmuir-blodgett films, and self-assembled monolayers. Techniques include scanning probe microscopies, field ion microscopy, temperature programmed desorption, surface vibrational spectroscopies, secondary ion mass spectrometry, photoelectron spectroscopies, Auger electron spectroscopy, and low-energy electron diffraction.

Educational Courses
    From theThe North American Catalysis Society (NACS)

American Vacuum Society Short Courses
AVS short courses provide training for technicians, scientists, and engineers under three broad categories:
Applied Vacuum Technology - Offer broad overviews of vacuum systems and technology as well as concentrated courses on a single subject.

 Surface Analysis & Materials Characterization - Cover a variety of materials, materials issues, and approaches to characterization. 

Materials, Thin Films, & Coatings: Processing & Properties - Discuss specific topical areas and issues concerning the processing and properties of thin films and coatings.

International Courses on Catalysis in Europe
    As collected by the European Federation of Catalyst Societies

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Chemistry & Physics Educational Sites

ACS Division of Chemical Education
    The American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education (DivCHED) is a membership Division of the American Chemical Society. It consists of people who teach chemistry in high schools, colleges, and universities. It also includes people in industry, government, etc. who have a particular interest in chemical education.

American Association of Physics Teachers
    AAPT was established in 1930 with the fundamental goal of ensuring the "dissemination of knowledge of physics, particularly by way of teaching." The Association currently has over 11,000 members in 30 countries around the world.

Ammonia: The Next Step
    Chemical engineering information about ammonia synthesis.

An Introduction to Surface Chemistry

    Written by Dr. Roger Nix , Department of Chemistry

A Short History of Vacuum Terminology and Technology
    Provided by McAllister Technical Services, manufacturers of surface analytical instruments and devices

Build Your Own STM
    Instructions on doing just that. In English, German and Russian.

CEIC Catalysis
    The Institute of Applied Catalysis (iAC) and Chemical Industry Education Centre (CIEC) collaborated to develop this website. Funding was provided by iAC and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis Education Program
     The educational mission of CEBC is to provide graduate and undergraduate participants with an unparalleled research experience enriched in topics related to environmentally beneficial engineering and chemistry. These future leaders will be prepared to effectively disseminate related engineering and science concepts to university students, industrial researchers and the public.

Chemical Kinetics: Catalysis
   Copyright 1998 James A. Plambeck (Jim.Plambeck@ualberta.ca)

Chemistry Teaching Resources
    Created by Knut Irgum - Maintained by Svante Åberg
This is an attempt to present a comprehensive list of chemistry teaching resources on the Internet.
You are invited to submit pages for indexing, as well as to correct errors you may find in the links.

    ChemSpy.com is a convenient tool for Professionals, scientists as well as Students to speed up their chemistry search on the world wide web. We provide a number of useful services for free.

ChemWeb Catalysis Forum
    This site brings you the pick of ChemWeb.com for Catalysis Researchers, such as specialist journal and conference listings.

    To create and sustain a network of collections that provides learning resources and interactive learning environments and positively influences physics and astronomy students and their teachers in both individual and collaborative settings.

Crystallography & Microkinetic Modelling
    From the website of Professor Per Stoltze

DOE K-12 Instructional Resources
   The U.S. Department of Energy is committed to helping educate our nation's next generation of scientists. The following resources help teachers integrate the Internet into K-12 classroom instruction.

Element Database
    Here is some information on the elements. You can view them in periodic table form or list them by name , symbol or atomic number .

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

    The Digital Encyclopedia of Applied Physics provides the basic principles and in-depth coverage of all technically pertinent areas of modern-day physics, coupled with technological applications from real life. It originally appeared in print in 23 volumes plus 2 update volumes, covering some 15,500 pages and over 650 articles with a total of 7,800 figures and 980 tables. Now the online edition is being made available via Wiley InterScience. The Digital Encyclopedia of Applied Physics will be consequently updated to provide the latest information of applied research and technology in physics

Engelhard Automotive Emissions Control Catalysts
    Arguably the most important pollution abatement device ever invented, the catalytic converter today is a key component of 80% of new cars around the world. Without the converters, the air we breathe in metropolitan areas would long ago have become highly polluted, negatively impacting the health of millions of people.

    The museum of science, art and human perception.

Exploring the Nanoworld
    Come enter the nanoworld, the world of atoms! The objective of this website is to introduce you to the tools that let us "see" atoms, manipulate them, and create nano-architectural wonders. Investigate the frontiers of the nanoworld by learning how materials are customized to create everything from atomic trampolines to DNA to ferrofluids to semiconductors that give off blue light!

EUCOR Nanoscience.org
    EUCOR Nanoscience is a project to facilitate the mobility of students in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

The current partners of this project are the University of Basel, the University of Freiburg, the University of Karlsruhe, the University of Strasbourg and the Université de Haute Alsace Mulhouse. The project is embedded into the interregional European organizsation EUCO

Fischer-Tropsch Archive
    Purpose: There is a large body of documents from the 1920's through the 1970's which are important for researching the history and development of the Fischer-Tropsch and related processes. The purpose of this site is to make these documents available in electronic media.

Sponsored by Syntroleum Corporation in cooperation with Dr. Anthony Stranges , Professor of History at Texas A&M University ( Publications ).

Frank Potter's Science Gems
        Great links to Great Science Resources. For students, parents, teachers, scientists, engineers and mathematicians. More than 14,000 Science Resources sorted by Category, Subcategory, and Grade Level

Heterogeneous Catalysis of Organic Reactions @ Dow Chemical

Heterogeneous Catalysis at ChemIndustry.com

History of Catalysis
    From the North American Catalysis Society

History of Heterogeneous Catalysis
     Full acknowledgement goes to the author: Professor Per Stoltze. His web site contains more information than this although these extracts deal directly with catalysis.

    Scholarly internet resource collection.

Introduction to Heterogeneous Catalysis
    From Professor Per Stoltze

Introduction to Nanoscience
    by Prof. Vicki Colvin, Rice University Department of Chemistry and Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology. Nanoscience is a growing field of research in chemistry, physics and biology with sweeping implications for new technologies.  The Colvin Group presents this Introduction for those wishing to learn more about this exciting field in which they and their colleagues at Rice University are actively researching.

Johnson Matthey: Catalysis & Chemicals Division
   The Catalysts & Chemicals Division consists of 3 separate business units. Johnson Matthey's Catalytic Systems business, including autocatalyst, the Fuel Cell business which manufactures fuel cell catalysts and catalysed components and the Chemicals business comprising PGM refining, process catalysts and fine and research chemicals. Together these represent Johnson Matthey's core specialty chemicals businesses, an area that has for many years been the company's largest business segment.

Learnnet from the RSC

    LearnNet is for the use of teachers and students of chemistry at all levels. The network provides access to products and information relevant to the study of chemistry. Many resources are available free only on LearnNet.
    The entries are classified by experts in chemistry teaching to ensure that the best interests of the users are attended to at all times. LearnNet is an approved content provider for the UK's National Grid for Learning and Curriculum Online.

Lecture Notes on Surfaces & Thin Films

    © Arizona Board of Regents for Arizona State University and John A. Venables
These lecture notes by John A. Venables, originated in conjunction with lectures given at ASU in Spring 1996, and at EPFL in Fall 1997, and have been reused, and in many cases updated, since then. They have been used as a first draft of a graduate teaching text Introduction to Surface and Thin Film Processes which has been published in August 2000, and can be ordered now! This text is open to the web, in the sense that it may be updated from these pages, and incorporate your comments, questions and student projects. Some additional linked material is given in the Sussex QMMS course , which was presented in Fall 1999.

Martindale's: Chemistry
    The virtual chemistry center.

    Ab Januar schickt das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung  (BMBF) den nanoTruck auf seine Reise durch Deutschland. Das Ausstellungsfahrzeug  wird einem breiten Publikum die komplexe und faszinierende Welt der Nanotechnologie  präsentieren. Die Kampagne wurde ins Leben gerufen, um über den aktuellen Forschungsstand  und die Entwicklungspotenziale der Nanotechnologie zu informieren. Ziel  ist es zudem, den Dialog zwischen Wissenschaft und Öffentlichkeit  zu fördern.

North American Catalysis Society (NACS) Education Information

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National Science Resource Center
   The National Science Resources Center (NSRC) provides leadership, services and products for improving the learning and teaching of science. The NSRC delivers its products and services through three integrated Centers: the Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER) Center, the Professional Development Center, and the Curriculum Development Center.

National Science Teachers Association

Nanoscience Education
    Nanoscience Instruments is dedicated to education. With the rapid growth in nanoscience and nanotechnology, we recognize the importance of teaching and instruction. We hope these resources offer assistance in the disseminating such information.

    The next few paragraphs provide a brief introduction to the core concepts of molecular nanotechnology, followed by links to further reading.

Nanotechnology Now

    Nanotechnology Portal with basics, news, and general information.
Covering the Nanospace and reporting on disruptive technologies such as MEMS, Quantum Computing, Nanomedicine, Nanoelectronics, Nanotubes, Self Assembly, Nanoscale Materials, & Molecular Biology.

Nanotechnology Bootcamp
The tremendous progress in nanoscience and nanotechnology in the past few years is rapidly seizing the attention of myriad industries-from biotechnology and electronics to materials and defense-where forward looking companies have come to realize the significant commercial impact the technology will have on their future. These companies realize that the disruptive nature of nanotechnology will have a significant influence on the competitive landscape and, to remain competitive and survive, they need to position themselves now to successfully compete in the nanotech world of the future.

One of the key challenges that many companies face is the readiness of their workforce. The fact that nanoscience and nanotechnology are new and interdisciplinary in nature means workers lack the knowledge and tools to effectively lead their companies in the research and development, new product development, manufacturing, business development and marketing efforts that will be needed to position their companies for future success.

The Nanotechnology BootCamp Series serves as a tremendous training resource for companies that need to bring their workforce rapidly up-to-speed on nanoscience and nanotechnology. We have surveyed company representatives from a wide variety of industries to determine their most pressing training needs. Based upon these surveys, we have designed the following four in-depth courses as the first in this ongoing series:

Nanotechnology Database from the NSF
    This site is designed to present up-to-date sources of information on nanotechnology in the following areas: major research centers, funding agencies, major reports and books. Each component has been carefully reviewed and selected. This site is expected to grow with the continued support and updates from those organizations and individuals working in the field. The summaries which appear were taken directly from each of their respective sites.

Nanotechnology Simulation Hub

    Operated by the Purdue Computational Electronics Research Group

Nanotube Site
     Maybe the most significant spin-off product of fullerene research, leading to the discovery of the C60 "buckyball" by the 1996 Nobel Prize laureates Robert F. Curl, Harold W. Kroto and Richard E. Smalley , are nanotubes based on carbon or other elements. These systems consist of graphitic sheets seamlessly wrapped to cylinders. With only a few nano-meters in diameter, yet (presently) up to a milli-meter long, the length-to-width aspect ratio is extremely high. A truly molecular nature is unprecedented for macroscopic devices of this size. Accordingly, the number of both specialized and large-scale applications is growing constantly.
    The idea to establish a dedicated Nanotube Site was conceived during the seminal ONR-sponsored Workshop on "Carbon Nanotubes - Opportunities, Requirements, and Challenges" at Rice University, from May 30 - June 1, 1997 (see also Malcolm Brown's photo album) .
    The primary purpose of The Nanotube Site is to facilitate the exchange of ideas among researchers by concentrating links to sites dedicated to nanotubes. One of the benefits is to provide an easier (or better structured) electronic access to bibliographical information and preprints. Information about providers of nanotubes is intended to increase the production volume and find new applications for nanotubes.
    The Nanotube Site is maintained regularly by David Tomanek , work and travel schedule permitting. Help would be appreciated.

NIST Chemistry WebBook
    The NIST Chemistry WebBook provides users with easy access to chemical and physical property data for chemical species through the internet. The data provided in the site are from collections maintained by the NIST Standard Reference Data Program and outside contributors. Data in the WebBook system are organized by chemical species. The WebBook system allows users to search for chemical species by various means. Once the desired species has been identified, the system will display data for the species.

National Nanotechnology Initiative Information on Education

Numerical Recipies

Nobel e-Museum
    The Official Web Site of The Nobel Foundation

Optics Notes
    An Index of Optics & Photonics Tutorials, References, & Resources

Particle-Surface Resources on the Net
    This page is maintained by Dr. Mark H. Shapiro at the Department of Physics, California State University, Fullerton .

Physics Web (Physics.org)
    Use our search technology to match your question, age and knowledge profile to the handpicked and refereed physics web sites.

Physics Resource Guide
    The following guide is highly selective, and includes some of the most useful reference sources for researching topics in physics. All the materials listed below can be found in the reference area of the Kline Science Library unless otherwise noted. Other useful reference materials in physics are published by agencies and departments of the federal government (e.g. NASA, NBS/NIST, etc.) .

Physikportal der DPG

Science of Spectroscopy
    A NASA sponsored sited about all aspects of spectroscopy.

Software for Surface Science Studies
    The purpose of this list is to provide information about sources of software for surface science : data acquisition, analysis etc. Please feel free to e-mail new additions and corrections to r.m.nix@qmul.ac.uk

Solids, Surface & Catalysis from Accelrys

    Catalysis, separations, and reactions are controlled by the structure and interactions of molecules and materials. Electronic structure and thermochemistry play additional roles in determining chemical reactions, whether or not a catalyst is involved. All of these properties can be understood by combining powerful simulation technologies, such as molecular and quantum mechanics, with structure determination and modeling tools.
    Ended in December 2002, Accelrys' Catalysis Consortium strove to accelerate the design and optimization of catalytic materials through the development and application of software tools to model catalytic reaction mechanisms. For a list of Accelrys' catalysis software, visit the Catalysis, separations, and reactions product page .

Electronic Structure and Properties - Surfaces and Interfaces

See also:

General Background

Surfaces and Interfaces

Atomistic Structure

See Materials Characterization , particularly:

Electronic Structure and Properties

Sources of Practical Information
    The purpose of this list is to provide links and references for information of a practical nature. Please feel free to e-mail new additions and corrections to r.m.nix@qmul.ac.uk

STM Image Galleries

Surface Analysis Tutorials (SIMS, RBS & AES)

Surface/Interface Software, Databases, Links & Images
    Welcome to the home page of the surface/interface theory program headed by M.A. Van Hove at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory of the University of California

Surface Science Databases
    The purpose of this list is to provide information about databases providing material relevant to surface science research. Please feel free to e-mail new additions and corrections to r.m.nix@qmul.ac.uk

Surface Science Techniques

Surface Science Tutorials

Surface Science WebLists
    The purpose of this list is to provide information about other compilations of surface science oriented links. Please feel free to e-mail new additions and corrections to r.m.nix@qmul.ac.uk

Teaching Resources in Surface Science
    The purpose of this list is to provide information about sources of software appropriate for teaching surface science at an undergraduate or graduate level. Please feel free to e-mail new additions and corrections to r.m.nix@qmul.ac.uk

Teaching Science Resources at Questia

Veeco NanoTheatre
    The NanoTheatre is a collection of images taken with Digital Instruments powerful Scanning Probe Microscopes (including AFM, STM, MFM and other probe microscopies) which enable scientists and engineers to image and explore nanoscale features and structures never seen before.

WWW Chemistry Guide
     A collection of links for chemists and researchers involved in organic, biochemical, computational, medicinal and/or other chemistry research. We are annotating only really high quality sites, and aren't aiming at a large directory.

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