The Physical Basis for Heterogeneous Catalysis

  • Edmund Drauglis
  • Robert I. Jaffee

Part of the Battelle Institute Materials Science Colloquia book series (volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-xxvi
  2. Introductory Lectures

  3. Experiments on Clean Metal Surfaces with Adsorbates

  4. Theory of Chemisorption

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. J. W. Davenport, T. L. Einstein, J. R. Schrieffer, P. Soven
      Pages 295-316
    3. D. M. Newns, A. Bagchi
      Pages 317-334
  5. The Effect of Small Particles and Porous Carriers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. M. Boudart, H. Topsøe, J. A. Dumesic
      Pages 337-362
    3. K. H. Johnson, G. Hochstrasser
      Pages 373-380
  6. Kinetics and Transport

  7. Applications to Catalysis

  8. Concluding Agenda Discussion-Critical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 561-561
    2. T. E. Fischer, J. R. Smith
      Pages 563-572
    3. T. B. Grimley, J. R. Smith
      Pages 573-588
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 589-596

About this book


THE PHYSICAL BASIS FOR HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSIS is the proceedings of the ninth Battelle Colloquium in the Materials Sciences, held in Gstaad, Switzerland, September 2-6, 1974. It took as its theme the application of modern theoretical and experimental surface physics to heterogeneous catalysis. Progress in the field by classical chemical methods seemed to have slowed down, at a time when the need for better catalysts was particularly great. The Organizing Committee thought it might be possible to accelerate progress by the application of the powerful techniques evolved in recent years for studying atomically clean surfaces. However, the translation of ideas derived from clean single crystal surfaces with well­ characterized chemisorbed layers to real catalysts with high ratios of surface to mass on which reactions were taking place and requiring transport of mass and energy is a giant step, raising many questions and requiring thorough discussion by surface physicists on the one hand and catalytic chemists on the other. The 1974 Battelle Colloquium provided a forum for this exchange. As its usual custom, the Colloquium started the first day of introduc­ tory lectures by three distinguished scientists who have contributed impor­ tantly over many years to this field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Edmund Drauglis
    • 1
  • Robert I. Jaffee
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics, Electronics and Nuclear Technology DepartmentBattelle Memorial Institute, Columbus LaboratoriesUSA
  2. 2.Materials Science DepartmentBattelle Memorial Institute, Columbus LaboratoriesUSA

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