Accession Number : ADA114897

Title :   Phase Transitions on Surfaces. An International Conference. Abstracts and Program, 3-7 August 1981, Orono, Maine.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 30 Jun-31 Dec 81,


Personal Author(s) : Kleban,P ; Unertl,W N

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Report Date : 16 Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : The central theme of the international conference on Phase Transitions on Surfaces is phase transitions in two dimensions and equilibrium properties of surface systems. A secondary theme is the relationship of these topics to other areas of surface and interface science and technology and to statistical mechanics. A principal motivation for this conference is to promote closer communication between the various research communities involved in studies of surface phase behavior, statistical mechanics in two dimensions and related topics. In spite of overlapping interests, such communication has not always been fully developed, partly because of the large volume of research and partly because of the 'natural' division of the subject into various sub-fields such as physisorption and chemisorption. Furthermore, the knowledge gained from studies of phase transitions has important applications in many diverse areas of science and technology. These range from universality in phase transitions and quark confinement to epitaxial growth, heterogeneous catalysis and electrode behavior in electrochemical processes. The potential for scientific advances is obvious. We hope these abstracts reflect a significant part of the intellectual excitement as well as the scientific content of the meeting. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Electrochemistry , *Phase transformations , *Symposia , *Abstracts , Surfaces , Chemisorption , Electrodes , International , Catalysis , Surface chemistry , Statistical mechanics , Phase studies

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

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