Surface Chemistry

  • Simon R. Bare
  • G. A. Somorjai
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 237)


This paper reviews classical and modern surface chemistry and discusses the concepts and principles that are unique to two dimensional surfaces. The structure, the composition and the dynamics of atoms and molecules on surfaces are discussed. This is followed by a review of the electronic properties of surfaces. The adsorption of gas atoms and molecules on surfaces and their unique chemical bonding is reviewed. Surface reactions, especially those that are catalytic, are also reviewed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon R. Bare
    • 1
  • G. A. Somorjai
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials and Molecular Research Division Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Department of ChemistryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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