Surfaces and interfaces play an increasingly important role in today's solid state devices. In this book the reader is introduced, in a didactic manner, to the essential theoretical aspects of the atomic and electronic structure of surfaces and interfaces. The book does not pretend to give a complete overview of contemporary problems and methods. Instead, the authors strive to provide simple but qualitatively useful arguments that apply to a wide variety of cases. The emphasis of the book is on semiconductor surfaces and interfaces but it also includes a thorough treatment of transition metals, a general discussion of phonon dispersion curves, and examples of large computational calculations. The exercises accompanying every chapter will be of great benefit to the student.
1. Introduction.- 2. General Methods for Calculating the Electronic Structure of Surfaces.- 3. Transition Metal Surfaces.- 4. Electronic States at Covalent Semiconductor Surfaces.- 5. Surfaces of Compound Semiconductors.- 6. Chemisorption on Semiconductor Surfaces.- 7. Interfaces.- 8. Surface Phonons.- Solutions to Exercises.- References.
Series: Springer Series in Surface Sciences
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 15th April 1991
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.56