RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 834616192 LA English UL http://oclc-marc.ebrary.com/Doc?id=10668497 T1 Dynamics of gas-surface interactions atomic-level understanding of scattering processes at surfaces A1 Muiño, Ricardo Díez., Busnengo, Heriberto Fabio., PB Springer PP New York YR 2013 SN 9783642329555 3642329551 AB This book gives a representative survey of the state of the art of research on gas-surface interactions. It provides an overview of the current understanding of gas surface dynamics and, in particular, of the reactive and non-reactive processes of atoms and small molecules at surfaces. Leading scientists in the field, both from the theoretical and the experimental sides, write in this book about their most recent advances. Surface science grew as an interdisciplinary research area over the last decades, mostly because of new experimental technologies (ultra-high vacuum, for instance), as well as because of a novel paradigm, the 'surface science' approach. The book describes the second transformation which is now taking place pushed by the availability of powerful quantum-mechanical theoretical methods implemented numerically. In the book, experiment and theory progress hand in hand with an unprecedented degree of accuracy and control. The book presents how modern surface science targets the atomic-level understanding of physical and chemical processes at surfaces, with particular emphasis on dynamical aspects. This book is a reference in the field.