The book includes articles by leading experts in the field of surface diffusion discussing recent experimental and theoretical developments of the problem. The emphasis is on the study of surface diffusion when many mutually interacting atoms are present on the surface. Such interactions between atoms result in correlations in their motion. By measuring surface diffusion coefficients as a function of temperature, atom concentration, initial atom configuration, etc., the energy barriers of the diffusing atoms can be extracted. Theoretical analysis is used to develop a better understanding and predictability of how diffusion barriers vary from system to system. Most of the articles in the book present the state of the art in the field i.e. how to measure and how to understand the dependence of the diffusion coefficient on different physical parameters (coverage, temperature, region of the phase diagram etc.) in different experimental systems. The book is nicely balanced between theoretical and experimental articles. It will interest physicists, chemists, materials scientists working in the area of growth of new materials. Although its main emphasis is on understanding fundamental questions about the diffusion of atoms on surfaces, it will also interest people working in more applied aspects to produce atomic scale structures.
I: Surface Diffusion at Equilibrium. Quasielastic Helium Scattering Studies of Surface Diffusion: The Diffusion Barrier; A.P. Graham, J.P. Toennies. Experimental Aspects of Metal Particle Diffusion on a Silicon Surface; J. Slezak, et al. Surface Dynamics of Stepped Si(001) Studied by Temporal LEED Spectroscopy; K. Kammler. Electric Current Induced Asymmetry of Surface Diffusion - Instability of Vicinal Crystal Surfaces; S.S. Stoyanov, et al. Memory Effects and Memory Functions in Surface Diffusion; T. Hjelt, et al. Driven Diffusion in a Model of the O/W(110) System; M.A. Zaluska-Kotur, et al. Surface Diffusion and Real-Space Renormalization Group; A.A. Tarasenko, et al. Surface Diffusion Near Phase Transitions; F. Nieto, et al. II: Surface Diffusion from Profile Evolution Methods. Surface Heterodiffusion in Adsorbed and Coadsorbed Overlayers of Li, Sr, and Cu on the W and Mo (112) Surfaces; A.T. Loburets, et al. Metal Heterodiffusion on Metallic Surfaces: Case of Pb on Cu; C. Cohen, et al. Step Effects on Surface Diffusion: A Comprehensive Study of CO on Pt(111); X. Xiao. Adsorption, Desorption, and Diffusion of Potassium on Metal and Oxide Surfaces; G. Kerner, et al. III: Surface Diffusion Under Non-equilibrium Conditions. Dynamics of Interacting Adparticles Under Non-Equilibrium Conditions; Z. Chvoj. Statistical-Mechanical Description of Nonequilibrium Processes in Interacting Lattice Gases; V.S. Vikhrenko, et al. Model Studies of Collective Diffusion; I. Vattulainen. Study of Non-Equilibrium Surface Diffusion From an Initial Step-Concentration Profile With a New Probability-Based Continuum Method; M.R. Dudek, M.C. Tringides. IV: Diffusion Mechanisms in Growth Processes. Diffusion on and IN Surfaces: The Atomic Slide Puzzle; J.W.M. Frenken, et al. Decay of Two-Dimensional Islands on Ag(110); K. Morgenstern, et al. Surface Morphology and dynamics: Using Ab-initio Total Energies to make the Most of STM Data; P.J. Feibelman. Substrate-Mediated Interaction on Ag(111) Surfaces From First Principles; K.A. Fichthorn, M. Scheffler. Diffusion of Adatoms and Small Clusters on Missing-Row-Reconstructed Surfaces; F. Montalenti, R. Ferrando. Effects of Adsorbates on Submonolayer Growth; M. Kotrla, et al. Surfactants in Semiconductor Heteroepitaxy: Thermodynamics and/or Kinetics? I. Markov. V: Substrate Effects and Surface Diffusion. Nonlinear Diffusion and Sliding Friction; S.C. Ying, et al. Selective Activation Dynamics: A Minimal Path Approach; L.Y. Chen, et al. Long Jumps in Surface Diffusion Investigated by Stochastic Equations; R. Ferrando, et al. Analytical Kinetic Theory of Single-Particle and Collective Surface Diffusion; S.Y. Krylov. Adatom Island Diffusion on Metal FCC(100) Surfaces; O.S. Trushin, et al. Paths, Barriers, and Prefactors for Adatom Descent from Ag Clusters on Ag(111); T.S. Rahman, et al. Correlated Diffusion of Adatoms and Islands on the Low indexed Surfaces of Noble Metals and Alloys; A.E. Evangelakis.
Series: NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
Number Of Pages: 357
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.52