Surface Science Techniques

  • Gianangelo Bracco
  • Bodil Holst

Part of the Springer Series in Surface Sciences book series (SSSUR, volume 51)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Macroscopic Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yuehua Yuan, T. Randall Lee
      Pages 3-34
    3. Ole Lytken, Hans-Jörg Drescher, Rickmer Kose, J. Michael Gottfried
      Pages 35-55
  3. Optical Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. David Allara, Josh Stapleton
      Pages 59-98
    3. Lee J. Richter
      Pages 137-161
  4. X-Ray Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Osami Sakata, Masashi Nakamura
      Pages 165-190
    3. A. Gibaud, M. S. Chebil, T. Beuvier
      Pages 191-216
    4. Alberto Verdini, Peter Krüger, Luca Floreano
      Pages 217-247
  5. Neutral Particle Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Frédéric Ott
      Pages 307-332
    3. Andrew Jardine
      Pages 367-396
    4. Daniel Farías, Marina Minniti, Rodolfo Miranda
      Pages 397-420
  6. Charged Particle Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 421-421
    2. Diederik J. Maas, Raoul van Gastel
      Pages 461-497
    3. Juan de la Figuera, Kevin F. McCarty
      Pages 531-561
  7. Scanning Probe Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 563-563
    2. Ada Della Pia, Giovanni Costantini
      Pages 565-597
    3. Venetia D. Lyles, Wilson K. Serem, Jing-Jiang Yu, Jayne C. Garno
      Pages 599-620
    4. Franciszek Krok, Bartosz Such, Jacek J. Kolodziej, Marek Szymonski
      Pages 621-653
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 655-663

About this book


The book describes the experimental techniques employed to study surfaces and interfaces. The emphasis is on the experimental method. Therefore all chapters start with an introduction of the scientific problem, the theory necessary to understand how the technique works and how to understand the results. Descriptions of real experimental setups, experimental results at different systems are given to show both the strength and the limits of the technique. In a final part the new developments and possible extensions of the techniques are presented. The included techniques provide microscopic as well as macroscopic information. They cover most of the techniques used in surface science.


X-ray techniques adsorption calorimetry infrared spectroscopy ion Scattering neutral beam techniques nonlinear optical techniques scanning probe techniques spectroellipsometry surface analysis surfaces and interfaces time of flight measurements

Editors and affiliations

  • Gianangelo Bracco
    • 1
  • Bodil Holst
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of PhysicsUniversity of GenoaGenoaItaly
  2. 2., Department of Physics and TechnologyUniversity of BergenBergenSvalbard

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-34242-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-34243-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0931-5195
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