Surface Science

Surface science is the study of physical and chemical phenomena that occur at the interface of two phases, including solid–liquid interfaces, solid–gas interfaces, solid–vacuum interfaces, and liquid-gas interfaces. It includes the fields of surface chemistry and surface physics. Some related practical applications are classed as surface engineering. The science encompasses concepts such as heterogeneous catalysis, semiconductor device fabrication, fuel cells, self-assembled monolayers, and adhesives. Surface science is closely related to interface and colloid science. Interfacial chemistry and physics are common subjects for both. The methods are different. In addition, interface and colloid science studies macroscopic phenomena that occur in heterogeneous systems due to peculiarities of interfaces.

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Surface Science - Analysis Techniques
... The study and analysis of surfaces involves both physical and chemical analysis techniques ... Several modern methods probe the topmost 1–10 nm of surfaces exposed to vacuum ... secondary ion mass spectrometry, Dual polarization interferometry, and other surface analysis methods included in the list of materials analysis methods ...
Medard W. Welch Award - List of Recipients
... Year Recipient Citation 2012 Yves Chabal "For his exceptional studies of vibrations at surfaces, especially the development and application of surface infrared spectroscopy to ... physical understanding of plasmas, especially those used in thin film etching, deposition and surface modification." 2009 Robert Hamers "For wide ranging studies of chemistry and ... to the study of the atomic, electronic, and magnetic structure of surfaces and buried interfaces." 2004 Rudolf M ...
Ernst G. Bauer - Surface Science and LEEM
... Soon after his arrival at the Michelson Laboratory in California, surface science was born ... scattering of very slow electrons in LEED studies of surfaces, and he took them into account theoretically ... In these early years of UHV technique and surface science much of the work went into technological and methodological development ...
Surface Science Reports
... Surface Science Reports is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by North-Holland that covers the physics and chemistry of surfaces ... It is the review journal corresponding to the journals Surface Science and Surface Science Letters ...

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