Dynamics of Gas-Surface Interactions

Atomic-level Understanding of Scattering Processes at Surfaces

  • Ricardo Díez Muiño
  • Heriberto Fabio Busnengo

Part of the Springer Series in Surface Sciences book series (SSSUR, volume 50)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Luca Vattuone, Gianangelo Bracco, Marco Smerieri, Letizia Savio, Mario Rocca
    Pages 1-23
  3. Pablo Gamallo, Ludovic Martin-Gondre, Ramón Sayós, Cédric Crespos, Pascal Larrégaray
    Pages 25-50
  4. Roar A. Olsen, Ludo B. F. Juurlink
    Pages 101-129
  5. Maximiliano Ramos, M. Natalia Batista, Alejandra E. Martínez, H. Fabio Busnengo
    Pages 131-155
  6. Rocco Martinazzo, Simone Casolo, Liv H. Hornekær
    Pages 157-177
  7. Rainer D. Beck, Arthur L. Utz
    Pages 179-212
  8. Michael Grotemeyer, Eckhard Pehlke
    Pages 299-321
  9. Peter Saalfrank, Gernot Füchsel, Serge Monturet, Jean Christophe Tremblay, Tillmann Klamroth
    Pages 323-348
  10. Michael A. Gleeson, Hirokazu Ueta, Aart W. Kleyn
    Pages 349-370
  11. Maite Alducin, Ricardo Díez Muiño, J. Iñaki Juaristi
    Pages 371-388
  12. Christian Carbogno, Axel Groß, Jörg Meyer, Karsten Reuter
    Pages 389-419
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 421-428

About this book


This book gives a representative survey of the state of the art of research on gas-surface interactions. It provides an overview of the current understanding of gas surface dynamics and, in particular, of the reactive and non-reactive processes of atoms and small molecules at surfaces. Leading scientists in the field, both from the theoretical and the experimental sides, write in this book about their most recent advances.
Surface science grew as an interdisciplinary research area over the last decades, mostly because of new experimental technologies (ultra-high vacuum, for instance), as well as because of a novel paradigm, the ‘surface science’ approach. The book describes the second transformation which is now taking place pushed by the availability of powerful quantum-mechanical theoretical methods implemented numerically. In the book, experiment and theory progress hand in hand with an unprecedented degree of accuracy and control. The book presents how modern surface science targets the atomic-level understanding of physical and chemical processes at surfaces, with particular emphasis on dynamical aspects. This book is a reference in the field.


adiabatic molecular dynamics chemical processes at surfaces dissociation dynamics elementary reactive processes at surfaces gas surface dynamics heterogeneous catalysis non-adiabatic processes physical chemistry of surfaces reactivity of molecules at surfaces surface science book

Editors and affiliations

  • Ricardo Díez Muiño
    • 1
  • Heriberto Fabio Busnengo
    • 2
  1. 1., Centro de Física de MaterialesCSIC-UPV/EHUDonostia-San SebastiánSpain
  2. 2., Instituto de Física RosarioCONICET-UNRRosarioArgentina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-32954-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-32955-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0931-5195
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