© 1983

Desorption Induced by Electronic Transitions DIET I

Proceedings of the First International Workshop, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, May 12–14, 1982

  • Norman H. Tolk
  • Morton M. Traum
  • John C. Tully
  • Theodore E. Madey
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction

    1. N. H. Tolk, M. M. Traum, J. C. Tully, T. E. Madey
      Pages 1-1
  3. Fundamental Excitations

  4. Desorption Processes

  5. Desorption Spectroscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. D. Lichtman
      Pages 117-119
    3. T. E. Madey, F. P. Netzer, J. E. Houston, D. M. Hanson, R. Stockbauer
      Pages 120-138
    4. M. L. Knotek
      Pages 139-155
    5. N. H. Tolk, W. E. Collins, J. S. Kraus, R. J. Morris, T. R. Pian, M. M. Traum et al.
      Pages 156-162
  6. Molecular Dissociation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. P. M. Dehmer
      Pages 164-168

About these proceedings


The Workshop on Desorption Induced by Electronic Transitions (DIET) took place May 12-14, 1982, in Williamsburg, Virginia. The meeting brought together, for the first time, most of the leading workers in the fields of electron and photon stimulated desorption from surfaces, as well as many workers in related fields, including sputtering, gas-phase photodissociation and solid-state theory. The emphasis of the workshop was on the microscopic mechanism of stimu­ lated desorption. Many possible mechanisms have been proposed, and a few new ones emerged at the meeting. Though no consensus was reached, many views were espoused and criticized, frequently with considerable enthusiasm. The result was an appraisal of our current understanding of DIET, and a focus on the experimental and theoretical efforts most likely to lead to new insights. This volume is an attempt to record the information exchanged in this very successful workshop and, perhaps, convey some of the excitement of the field of DIET. The book is a collection of papers written by participants in the DIET workshop, including in addition a contribution from Dietrich Menzel, who was unable to attend. Thus, this book represents a complete statement of the state of the art of experimental and theoretical studies of DIET and related phenomena. More importantly, it addresses the interesting unsolved problems, and suggests strategies for unraveling them. We acknowledge the assistance given by the other members of the organizing committee, A. E. de Vries, R. Gomer, M. L. Knotek, D. Menzel and D. P.


Atom Sorption Transitions electron electronic structure experiment fields information lead metals paper photon spectroscopy structure surface

Editors and affiliations

  • Norman H. Tolk
    • 1
  • Morton M. Traum
    • 1
  • John C. Tully
    • 1
  • Theodore E. Madey
    • 2
  1. 1.Bell LaboratoriesMurray HillUSA
  2. 2.National Bureau of StandardsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Desorption Induced by Electronic Transitions DIET I
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the First International Workshop, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, May 12–14, 1982
  • Editors N. H. Tolk
    M. M. Traum
    J. C. Tully
    T. E. Madey
  • Series Title Springer Series in Chemical Physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-12127-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-45552-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-45550-6
  • Series ISSN 0172-6218
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 272
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surfaces and Interfaces, Thin Films
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