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Atomic Scale Dynamics at Surfaces

Theory and Experimental Studies with Helium Atom Scattering

  • Giorgio Benedek
  • Jan Peter Toennies

Part of the Springer Series in Surface Sciences book series (SSSUR, volume 63)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Giorgio Benedek, Jan Peter Toennies
    Pages 1-30
  3. Giorgio Benedek, Jan Peter Toennies
    Pages 31-55
  4. Giorgio Benedek, Jan Peter Toennies
    Pages 57-101
  5. Giorgio Benedek, Jan Peter Toennies
    Pages 103-116
  6. Giorgio Benedek, Jan Peter Toennies
    Pages 117-142
  7. Giorgio Benedek, Jan Peter Toennies
    Pages 143-180
  8. Giorgio Benedek, Jan Peter Toennies
    Pages 253-304
  9. Giorgio Benedek, Jan Peter Toennies
    Pages 305-336
  10. Giorgio Benedek, Jan Peter Toennies
    Pages 337-440
  11. Giorgio Benedek, Jan Peter Toennies
    Pages 441-486
  12. Giorgio Benedek, Jan Peter Toennies
    Pages 487-548
  13. Giorgio Benedek, Jan Peter Toennies
    Pages 549-562
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 563-625

About this book

Introduction

Experimental advances in helium atom scattering spectroscopy over the last forty years have allowed the measurement of surface phonon dispersion curves of more than 200 different crystal surfaces and overlayers of insulators, semiconductors and metals. The first part of the book presents, at a tutorial level, the fundamental concepts and methods in surface lattice dynamics, and the theory of atom-surface interaction and inelastic scattering in their various approximations, up to the recent electron-phonon theory of helium atom scattering from conducting surfaces. The second part of the book, after introducing the experimentalist to He-atom spectrometers and the rich phenomenology of helium atom scattering from corrugated surfaces, illustrates the most significant experimental results on the surface phonon dispersion curves of various classes of insulators, semiconductors, metals, layered crystals, topological insulators, complex surfaces, adsorbates, ultra-thin films and clusters. The great potential of helium atom scattering for the study of atomic scale diffusion, THz surface collective excitations, including acoustic surface plasmons, and the future prospects of helium  atom scattering are presented in the concluding chapters. The book will be valuable reading for all researchers and graduate students interested in dynamical processes at surfaces.

Keywords

Electron Energy Loss Scattering Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy Gas-Surface Interactions Helium Atom Surface Scattering Intermolecular Forces at Surfaces Quantum Measurement Science Surface Phonon Dispersion Curves

Authors and affiliations

  • Giorgio Benedek
    • 1
  • Jan Peter Toennies
    • 2
  1. 1.Università di Milano-BicoccaMilanItaly
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-OrganizationGöttingenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-56443-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-56441-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-56443-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0931-5195
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-4743
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