Ertl, Gerhard Reactions at Solid Surfaces Baker Lecture Series
2. Edition November 2009 67.90 Euro 2009. 208 Pages, Hardcover ISBN 978-0-470-26101-9 - John Wiley & Sons
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Short description This text provides students and researchers with a complete view of reactions at solid surfaces, how chemistry works at surfaces, and how to understand and probe the dynamics of surface reactions. It provides an authoritative self-contained introduction to surface reactions by a leader in the field of surface science. With a broad view of surface reactivity, the author draws on his thirty years of expertise to include examples from various systems, comparing traditional surface probes with more modern probes, and bringing together the disciplines in a cohesive manner.
From the contents Preface.
1. Basic principles.
1.1. Introduction: The surface science approach.
1.2. Energetics of chemisorption.
1.3. Kinetics of chemisorption.
1.4. Surface diffusion.
2. Surface structure and reactivity.
2.1. Influence of the surface structure on reactivity.
2.2. Growth of two-dimensional phases.
2.3. Electrochemical modification of surface structure.
2.4. Surface reconstruction and transformation.
2.5. Subsurface species and compound formation.
3. Dynamics of molecule/surface interactions.
3.2. Scattering at surfaces.
3.3. Dissociative adsorption.
3.4. Collision-induced surface reactions.
3.5. ''Hot'' adparticles.
3.6. Particles coming off the surface.
3.7. Energy exchange between adsorbate and surface.
4. Electronic excitations and surface chemistry.
4.2. Exoelectron emission.
4.3. Internal electron excitation: ''chemicurrents''.
4.4. Electron-stimulated desorption.
4.5. Surface photochemistry.
5. Principles of heterogeneous catalysis.
5.2. Active sites.
5.3. Langmuir-Hinshelwood versus Eley-Rideal mechanism.
5.5. Kinetics of catalytic reactions.
6. Mechanisms of heterogeneous catalysis.
6.1. Synthesis of ammonia on iron.
6.2. Synthesis of ammonia on ruthenium.
6.3. Oxidation of carbon monoxide.
6.4. Oxidation of hydrogen on platinum.
7. Oscillatory kinetics and nonlinear dynamics.
7.2. Oscillatory kinetics in the catalytic CO oxidation on Pt(110).
7.3. Forced oscillations in CO oxidation on Pt(110).
8. Spatiotemporal self-organization in surface reactions.
8.2. Turing patterns and electrochemical systems.
8.3. Isothermal wave patterns.
8.4. Modification and control of spatiotemporal patterns.