Scanning Tunneling Microscopy I: General Principles and by R. Wiesendanger, H.-J. Güntherodt (auth.), Professor Dr.

By R. Wiesendanger, H.-J. Güntherodt (auth.), Professor Dr. Hans-Joachim Güntherodt, Professor Dr. Roland Wiesendanger (eds.)

Since the 1st variation of "Scanning 'funneling Microscopy I" has been pub­ lished, significant growth has been made within the program of STM to a few of the sessions of fabrics handled during this quantity, so much particularly within the box of adsorbates and molecular platforms. An replace of the latest enhance­ ments might be given in an extra bankruptcy nine. The editors want to thank the entire individuals who've provided up­ courting fabric, and people who have supplied us with feedback for additional advancements. We additionally thank Springer-Verlag for the choice to post this moment version in paperback, thereby making this ebook cheap for a good wider circle of readers. Hamburg, July 1994 R. Wiesendanger Preface to the 1st variation on the grounds that its invention in 1981 by means of G. Binnig, H. Rohrer and coworkers on the IBM Zurich learn Laboratory, scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) has devel­ oped into a useful floor analytical strategy permitting the research of real-space floor constructions on the atomic point. The conceptual simplicity of the STM process is startling: bringing a pointy needle to inside of a number of Angstroms of the skin of a engaging in pattern and utilizing the tunneling cur­ hire, which flows on software of a bias voltage, to experience the atomic and elec­ tronic floor constitution with atomic solution! ahead of 1981 substantial scepticism existed as to the practicability of this approach.

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D. J. Wilson, S. Chiang: Phys. Rev. Lett. 66,1721 (1991) 4. Adsorbate Covered Metal Surfaces and Reactions on Metal Surfaces J. J. Behm With 22 Figures Adsorption on metal surfaces is one of the major topics of surface science. Stimulated by the interest in a variety of technologically important processes such as catalytic reactions and corrosion, the interaction between adsorbates and metal surfaces has been studied for a long time. Phenomena such as adsorbate bonding, dissociation, surface diffusion, ordering processes, reactions with the surface or with other adsorbates, growth of three-dimensional layers of adsorbates or of reaction products, or finally desorption were studied by a variety of techniques.

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