Physics and Chemistry at Oxide Surfaces

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This book summarizes the present state of knowledge on the microscopic behavior of oxide surfaces. It includes classical approaches, introduces the concept of ionicity, and describes the mixed iono-covalent character of the oxygen cation bond in bulk materials. It emphasizes the characterisitics of the atomic structure (relaxation, rumpling and reconstruction effects), the electronic structure (band width, gap width, etc) and the excitations of clean surfaces. Intended for graduate students in material science, condensed matter physics and physical chemistry, this book proposes theoretical models to clearly illustrate the experimental results obtained on given systems. A comprehensive list of references is included.

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'As a highly readable introduction to this subject, the book will be of value to the advanced undergraduate or post-graduate student … also provides an excellent point of reference for established researchers in this field.' Nicholas M. Harrison, Acta Crystallographica
Summarizes the current knowledge on the microscopic behavior of oxide surfaces for graduate students or researchers in solid- state physics or chemistry. Explains the classical approaches and introduces the concept of ionicity; describes the characteristics of the atomic structure, the electronic structure, and the excitations of clean surfaces; considers metal-oxide interfaces emphasizing interactions responsible for adhesion; and develops the concepts underlying acid-base reactions used in catalysis, adhesion science, and colloid physics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521472142
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2011
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Geometric structure of surfaces; 3. Electronic structure of surfaces; 4. Surface excitations; 5. Metal-oxide interfaces; 6. Acid-base properties; References; Index.

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