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Defects at Oxide Surfaces

  • Jacques Jupille
  • Geoff Thornton

Part of the Springer Series in Surface Sciences book series (SSSUR, volume 58)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Niklas Nilius, Martin Sterrer, Markus Heyde, Hans-Joachim Freund
    Pages 29-80
  3. Zhen Zhang, John T. Yates Jr.
    Pages 81-121
  4. Sylvie Bourgeois, Bruno Domenichini, Jacques Jupille
    Pages 123-147
  5. María Verónica Ganduglia-Pirovano
    Pages 149-190
  6. Matthew J. Wolf, Alexander L. Shluger
    Pages 191-214
  7. Clemens Barth
    Pages 215-239
  8. Thomas Berger, Oliver Diwald
    Pages 273-301
  9. Elio Giamello, Mario Chiesa, Maria Cristina Paganini
    Pages 303-326
  10. Matthew S. J. Marshall, Andres E. Becerra-Toledo, Laurence D. Marks, Martin R. Castell
    Pages 327-349
  11. A. Mehonic, A. J. Kenyon
    Pages 401-428
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 453-462

About this book


This book presents the basics and characterization of defects at oxide surfaces. It provides a state-of-the-art review of the field, containing information to the various types of surface defects, describes analytical methods to study defects, their chemical activity and the catalytic reactivity of oxides. Numerical simulations of defective structures complete the picture developed. Defects on planar surfaces form the focus of much of the book, although the investigation of powder samples also form an important part. The experimental study of planar surfaces opens the possibility of applying the large armoury of techniques that have been developed over the last half-century to study surfaces in ultra-high vacuum. This enables the acquisition of atomic level data under well-controlled conditions, providing a stringent test of theoretical methods. The latter can then be more reliably applied to systems such as nanoparticles for which accurate methods of characterization of structure and electronic properties have yet to be developed. The book gives guidance to tailor oxide surfaces by controlling the nature and concentration of defects. The importance of defects in the physics and chemistry of metal oxide surfaces is presented in this book together with the prominent role of oxides in common life. The book contains contributions from leaders in the field. It serves as a reference for experts and beginners in the field.


Catalytic Reactivity of Oxides Chemical Activity of Defects Defects in Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Hydrogen in Oxides Modeling Oxygen Vacancies Nature of Defects Numerical Simulations of Defective Structures Oxide Surfaces Surface Defects in Photocatalysis Wetting of Surfaces

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacques Jupille
    • 1
  • Geoff Thornton
    • 2
  1. 1.Paris Institute of NanoscienceUniversity Pierre and Marie CurieParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

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