Accession Number:

ADA383423

Title:

Surface Chemistry, Vibrational Dynamics, and Structural Stability of Metallic Interfaces

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 1996-Oct 1999

Corporate Author:

CHICAGO UNIV IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-10-12

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

This research initiative explored the interactions of neutral particle, electron, and optical beams with well-characterized single crystal surfaces. These studies were motivated by the desire to understand and control surface reactions, such as surface oxidationcorrosion, the technological need to characterize the physical properties of thin films and surfaces, and the desire to understand how energy and momentum are exchanged at the surface of a material when it is subjected to gas-surface collisions, electron-surface collisions, optical illumination, or chemical reaction. Experiments aimed at determining the surface phonon dispersion relations for a variety of clean and adsorbate covered systems played an important role in this program.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE