Surface Properties of Layered Structures

  • G.┬áBenedek

Part of the Physics and Chemistry of Materials with Low-Dimensional Structures book series (PCMALS, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. R. Wiesendanger, D. Anselmetti
    Pages 1-26
  3. R. V. Coleman, Zhenxi Dai, W. W. McNairy, C. G. Slough, Chen Wang
    Pages 27-95
  4. A. J. Freeman, A. Continenza, M. Posternak, S. Massidda
    Pages 97-150
  5. James G. Skofronick, J. Peter Toennies
    Pages 151-218
  6. Neil D. Shrimpton, Milton W. Cole, William A. Steele, Moses H. W. Chan
    Pages 219-260
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 317-332

About this book


Layered crystals, characterized by a quasi-two-dimensional character of certain physical properties, play an interesting role in surface science. First of all they provide excellent inert substrates for epitaxial deposition and physisorption studies. The surfaces of layered crystals, however, are interesting in their own right because they make a relevant class of low-dimensional phenomena accessible to surface probes. Change density waves, incommensurate structures, phonon anomalies and high Tc superconductivity are well known examples.
This book collects a series of review articles written by outstanding specialists on the structural assessment and spectroscopy of layered structures with surface-sensitive probes such as scanning microscopy and helium atom scattering, the theoretical analysis of their electronic and vibrational surface states, and the investigation of physisorbed overlayers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • G.┬áBenedek
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of MilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5188-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2684-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-6339
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