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Chemisorption and Reactivity on Supported Clusters and Thin Films

Towards an Understanding of Microscopic Processes in Catalysis

  • Richard M. Lambert
  • Gianfranco Pacchioni

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 331)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. R. M. Lambert
    Pages 1-26
  3. Darrell R. Rainer, D. Wayne Goodman
    Pages 27-59
  4. C. R. Henry, C. Chapon, S. Giorgio, C. Goyhenex
    Pages 117-152
  5. Gaetano Granozzi, Mauro Sambi
    Pages 237-266
  6. P. J. Møller
    Pages 267-284
  7. B. Hammer, J. K. Nørskov
    Pages 285-351
  8. L. G. M. Pettersson, M. Nyberg, J.-L. Pascual, M. A. Nygren
    Pages 425-454
  9. C. Noguera, A. Pojani, F. Finocchi, J. Goniakowski
    Pages 455-478
  10. C. R. A. Catlow, D. H. Gay, M. A. Nygren, D. C. Sayle
    Pages 479-521
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 523-532

About this book


Heterogeneous catalysis provides the backbone of the world's chemical and oil industries. The innate complexity of practical catalytic systems suggests that useful progress should be achievable by investigating key aspects of catalysis by experimental studies on idealised model systems. Thin films and supported clusters are two promising types of model system that can be used for this purpose, since they mimic important aspects of the properties of practical dispersed catalysts. Similarly, appropriate theoretical studies of chemisorption and surface reaction clusters or extended slab systems can provide valuable information on the factors that underlie bonding and catalytic activity. This volume describes such experimental and theoretical approaches to the surface chemistry and catalytic behaviour of metals, metal oxides and metal/metal oxide systems.
An introduction to the principles and main themes of heterogeneous catalysis is followed by detailed accounts of the application of modern experimental and theoretical techniques to fundamental problems. The application of advanced experimental methods is complemented by a full description of theoretical procedures, including Hartree-Fock, density functional and similar techniques. The relative merits of the various approaches are considered and directions for future progress are indicated.


Chemisorption Surface science adsorption catalysis thin films

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard M. Lambert
    • 1
  • Gianfranco Pacchioni
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Department of Inorganic, Organometallic and Analytical ChemistryUniversity of MilanMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Chemisorption and Reactivity on Supported Clusters and Thin Films
  • Book Subtitle Towards an Understanding of Microscopic Processes in Catalysis
  • Editors R.M. Lambert
    Gianfranco Pacchioni
  • Series Title NATO ASI Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-4448-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-4807-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-8911-6
  • Series ISSN 0168-132X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 532
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Catalysis
    Physical Chemistry
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