Should surface science exploit more quantitative experiments?
Woodruff, D. P.. (2008) Should surface science exploit more quantitative experiments? Surface Science, Vol.602 (No.18). pp. 2963-2966. ISSN 0039-6028
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.susc.2008.07.042
In recent years two particular methods, scanning probe microscopy and theoretical total energy calculations (based, particularly, on density functional theory), have led to major advances in our understanding of surface science. However, performed to the exclusion of more ‘traditional’ experimental methods that provide quantitative information on the composition, vibrational properties, adsorption and desorption energies, and on the electronic and geometrical structure, the interpretation of the results can be unnecessarily speculative. Combined with these methods, on the other hand, they give considerable added power to the long-learnt lesson of the need to use a range of complementary techniques to unravel the complexities of surface phenomena.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Surface chemistry -- Research, Density functionals -- Research, Scanning tunneling microscopy, Functional analysis, Quantitative research|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Surface Science|
|Official Date:||15 September 2008|
|Page Range:||pp. 2963-2966|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
1 Both the slides and a video of the Nobel Lecture provide an elegant example of this
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