© 1995

Interaction of Gases with Surfaces

Detailed Description of Elementary Processes and Kinetics


Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics Monographs book series (LNPMGR, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Inelastic Scattering of Molecules from Crystal Surfaces

  3. Microscopic Models of Detailed Kinetics of Adsorption

  4. Phenomenological Models of Thin Film Growth at Solid Surfaces

  5. Kinetic Boundary Condition (KBC) and Inverse Scattering Problem

About this book


Interface phenomena are most fascinating because of the mixing of different scales and the interference of diverse physical processes. This makes it necessary to use different levels of description: microscopic, kinetic, and gas-dynamical. A unified quasiclassical approach is used to answer practical questions dealing with inelastic gas-surface scattering, the kinetics of adsorption layers, the evolution of inhomogeneities and defects at the surface, the Knudsen layer, the development of boundary conditions on the kinetic and gas-dynamical levels, the determination of exchange and slip coefficients, and so on.


Adsorption kinetics Gas dynamics Molecule scattering Thin film growth film molecule scattering surface thin films

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Interphase InteractionsSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Institute for Interphase InteractionsSt. PetersburgRussia

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