Surface Science: Foundations of Catalysis and Nanoscience

Chapter 6. Growth & Epitaxy: Supplemental Material

Wilhelm Ostwald won his 1909 Nobel Prize in Chemistry in recognition of his work on catalysis and for his investigations into the fundamental principles governing chemical equilibria and rates of reaction.

Believe it or not, somebody else is try to teach science with Sumi Nagashi. And now it seems everybody wants to get on the bandwagon. Try this for example. And here's another example of touchable digital painting. And if you would like to organize a workshop in it, I'm sure Frederica Marshall will help you out, though this offer may only pertain if you live in Maine or the Gulf Coast of Florida.

This from GE's web site: Non-reflecting glass - “Invisible Glass” (1918): A non-reflective glass that is the prototype for coatings used today on virtually all camera lenses and optical devices. It was invented by Katherine Blodgett, the first female scientist to join GE's Research Center. She, of course, is the same Blodgett of Langmuir-Blodgett films. Some of the first work on monomolecular films on water was performed by Agnes Pockels. (Noch mehr auf Deutsch) This fascinating story was brought to the scientific community's attention with the helpf of Lord Rayleigh, who transmitted some of her results to the journal Nature.

" I shall be obliged if you can find space for the accompanying translation of an interesting letter which I have received from a German lady, who with very homely appliances has arrived at valuable results respecting the behaviour of contaminated water surfaces. The earlier part of Miss Pockel's letter covers nearly the same ground as some of my own recent work, and in the main harmonizes with it. The later sections seem to me very suggestive, raising, if they do not fully answer, many important questions. I hope soon to find opportunity for repeating some of Miss Pockels' experiments." Lord Rayleigh, March 1891.

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