Introduction to Surface Chemistry and Catalysis / Edition 1

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Overview

"Since the publication of the first edition of this book, molecular surface chemistry and catalysis science have developed rapidly and expanded into fields where atomic scale and molecular information were previously not available. This revised edition of Introduction to Surface Chemistry and Catalysis reflects this increase of information in virtually every chapter. It emphasizes the modern concepts of surface chemistry and catalysis uncovered by breakthroughs in molecular-level studies of surfaces over the past three decades while serving as a reference source for data and concepts related to properties of surfaces and interfaces." "The book opens with a brief history of the evolution of surface chemistry and reviews the nature of various surfaces and interfaces encountered in everyday life. New research in two crucial areas---nanomaterials and polymer and biopolymer interfaces---is emphasized, while important applications in tribology and catalysis, producing chemicals and fuels with high turnover and selectivity, are addressed. The basic concepts surrounding various properties of surfaces such as structure, thermodynamics, dynamics, electrical properties, and surface chemical bonds are presented. The techniques of atomic and molecular scale studies of surfaces are listed with references to up-to-date review papers. For advanced readers, this book covers recent developments in in-situ surface analysis such as high-pressure scanning tunneling microscopy, ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and sum frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy (SFG). Tables listing surface structures and data summarizing the kinetics of catalytic reactions over metal surfaces are also included." Introduction to Surface Chemistry and Catalysis serves as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate students taking advanced courses in physics, chemistry, engineering, and materials science, as well as researchers in surface science, catalysis science, and their applications.

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An introductory level text for students of physical sciences and engineering, emphasizing the modern concepts of surface chemistry and catalysis uncovered by molecular level studies of surfaces over the past two decades. It reveals the current molecular level understanding of surface phenomena and its relation to macroscopic surface properties, focusing on the properties of solid-gas and solid-vacuum interfaces, because most of the results of modern surface science studies on the molecular level come from the scrutiny of these interfaces. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above." (Choice, 1 March 2011)

"It has been extensively revised, especially in the area of nanoparticles." (Chemistry World, August 2010)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471031925
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 694
  • Product dimensions: 1.63 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Gabor A. Somorjai, PhD, has been a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, since 1964. He is a pioneer in studies of molecular surface chemistry and catalysis science. Dr. Somorjai is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the recipient of the National Medal of Science, the Wolf Prize in Chemistry, and the Priestley Medal as well as the Peter Debye Award and several other ACS awards.

Yimin Li, PhD, is an Associate Specialist in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. His current research interests include the oxidation of nanoparticles, the compensation effect in heterogeneous catalysis, and sum frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy at interfaces.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction 1

1 Surfaces: An Introduction 5

2 The Structure of Surfaces 39

3 Thermodynamics of Surfaces 283

4 Dynamics at Surfaces 335

5 Electrical Properties of Surfaces 389

6 Surface Chemical Bond 437

7 Mechanical Properties of Surfaces 481

8 Polymer Surfaces and Biointerfaces 525

9 Catalysis by Surfaces 559

Index 763

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