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Title Nanophenomena at surfaces : fundamentals of exotic condensed matter properties / Michail Michailov (editor)
Published Berlin ; Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 281 pages) : illustrations
Series Springer series in surface sciences ; 47
Springer series in surface sciences ; 47
Contents Preface; Contents; Contributors; 1 Confined Crystals on Substrates: Order and Fluctuations in Between One and Two Dimensions; K. Binder, Y.H. Chui, P. Nielaba, A. Ricci, and S. Sengupta; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 The Simulated Model; 1.3 Results for Crystals with Commensurate Confinement; 1.4 Insight Gained from the Harmonic Theory of Two-Dimensional Crystals; 1.5 Effects due to Incommensurate Confinement: Soliton Staircases and Strain Density Waves; 1.6 Conclusions; References; 2 Multisite Interactions in Lattice-Gas Models; T.L. Einstein and R. Sathiyanarayanan; 2.1 Introduction
2.2 Recollection of Two Effects on Statistical Mechanics2.2.1 Pitfall in Transforming Trio Strength Between Lattice-Gas and Ising Models; 2.2.2 Effect on Phase Boundaries: Asymmetries Not Inevitable; 2.3 Applications to Gases on Metals; 2.4 Refined Schemes for Extracting Interaction Energies; 2.5 Effect of Relaxations in Homoepitaxy with Direct Lateral Interactions; 2.5.1 Multisite Interactions in Step-Stiffness Asymmetry; 2.5.2 Effect of Trio Interactions; 2.6 Connector Models; 2.7 Interactions Between Organic Molecules; References
3 Wetting Layer Super-Diffusive Motion and QSE Growth in Pb/SiM. C. Tringides, M. Hupalo, K.L. Man, M.M.T. Loy, and M.S. Altman; 3.1 Diffusion Measurements with Externally Imposed Concentration Gradients; 3.2 Novel Low-Temperature Kinetic Pathways for the QSE-Driven Uniform Height Islands; 3.3 Unusual Wetting Layer Mobility in Pb/Si(111); 3.3.1 STM Studies; 3.3.2 LEEM Studies; 3.4 Modeling of the LEEM Experiments; 3.4.1 Coverage-Dependent Coefficients; 3.4.2 Adatom Vacancy Model; 3.5 Comparison with Other Pb Diffusion Experiments
3.6 Comparison with Other Step Profile Evolution Experiments3.7 Conclusions; References; 4 Quantum Size Effects in the Growth and Properties of Ultrathin Metal Films, Alloys, and Related Low-Dimensional Structures; Y. Jia, M.M. Özer, H.H. Weitering, and Z. Zhang; 4.1 Historical Review; 4.2 The Quantum Size Effect; 4.2.1 Quantum Size Effect and Electronic Growth; 4.2.2 Surface Energy and the Stability of Films; 4.3 Understanding the QSE Within Nearly Free Electron Models; 4.3.1 Nearly Free Electron Model; 4.3.2 Beyond the Nearly Free Electron Model
4.4 Quantum Size Effects in Pb(111) Films4.4.1 Re-entrant Bilayer-by-Bilayer Growth Behaviors of Pb Films: Experimental Results; 4.4.2 First-Principles Calculations; 4.4.3 Band Structure and Beating Phenomena of Pb(111) Films; 4.4.4 Transition from Smooth Film to Island Regime; 4.5 Role of Friedel Oscillations in Thin Film Stability; 4.6 Structural, Electronic, Physical, and Chemical Properties of Quantum Films; 4.6.1 Lattice Relaxation; 4.6.2 Work Function; 4.6.3 Localized Surface Phonons and Electron -- Phonon Interaction; 4.6.4 Thermal Expansion; 4.6.5 Superconductivity
Summary This book presents the state of the art in nanoscale surface physics. It outlines contemporary trends in the field covering a wide range of topical areas: atomic structure of surfaces and interfaces, molecular films and polymer adsorption, biologically inspired nanophysics, surface design and pattern formation, and computer modeling of interfacial phenomena. Bridging "classical" and "nano" concepts, the present volume brings attention to the physical background of exotic condensed-matter properties. The book is devoted to Iwan Stranski and Rostislaw Kaischew, remarkable scientists, who played a crucial role in setting up the theoretical fundamentals of nucleation and crystal growth phenomena in the last century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Surfaces (Physics)
Crystal growth.
Condensed matter.
Form Electronic book
Author Michailov, Michail.
ISBN 3642165095
3642165109 (electronic bk.)
9783642165108 (electronic bk.)