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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

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

About the editors

Dr. GIANANGELO BRACCO: HONORS AND AWARDS November 2008: Fellowship, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (Tubitak). October 2008: Fellowship (“Short Term Mobility”), Italian National Research Council (CNR). 2006: Research Fellowship, Technical University, Graz (Austria) 1998: Research Fellowship, Section F of National Institute for the Physics of Matter (INFM), Italy. 1988: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Surface Physics Lab, Department of Physics, University of Genoa 1987: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Physics, University of Genoa 1984-86: Ph.D. Fellowship, University of Genoa Co-organizer of Conferences 2009: Member of the Organizing Committee of the 26th European Conference on Surface Science (ECOSS26), Parma (Italy), 30 August-4 September 2009. 2006: Member of the Organizing Committee of the 12th Workshop on Surface Dynamics, June 22-25, 2006, Modena (Italy). 2004: Member of the Organizing Committee of the 21st International Conference on Atomic Collision in Solids, held in Genoa (Italy) on July 4-9, 2004. 2002: Coordinator and chairman of the symposium: “Growth and properties of organic films” in the National INFMeeting 2002, held in Bari (Italy). June 24-28 2002. 1995-96: Scientific Secretary of the 16th European Conference on Surface Science (ECOSS16), 9-13 September 1996, Genoa (Italy). 1992-93: Scientific Secretary of the 7th International Conference on Vibrations at Surfaces (VAS7), 14-17 June 1993, Santa Margherita Ligure (Italy)

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