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Studying Complex Surface Dynamical Systems Using Helium-3 Spin-Echo Spectroscopy

Authors: Lechner, Barbara A. J.

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  • Nominated as an Outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Cambridge, UK
  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to the helium spin-echo technique for newcomers to the field
  • Combines aspects of instrumentation, experimentation and simulation
  • Reports on a detailed investigation into the dynamics of aromatic adsorbate species
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Chemical reactions and growth processes on surfaces depend on the diffusion and re-orientation of the adsorbate molecules. A fundamental understanding of the forces guiding surface motion is thus of utmost importance for the advancement of many fields of science and technology. To date, our understanding of the principles underlying surface dynamics remains extremely limited, due to the difficulties involved in measuring these processes experimentally. The helium-3 spin-echo (HeSE) technique is uniquely capable of probing such surface dynamical phenomena. The present thesis extends the field of application of HeSE from atomic and small molecular systems to more complex systems. Improvements to the supersonic helium beam source, a key component of the spectrometer, as well as a detailed investigation of a range of five-membered aromatic adsorbate species are presented. The thesis provides a comprehensive description of many aspects of the HeSE method - instrumentation, measurement and data analysis - and as such offers a valuable introduction for newcomers to the field.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 78,10 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Studying Complex Surface Dynamical Systems Using Helium-3 Spin-Echo Spectroscopy
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01180-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01180-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01179-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34782-0
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 172
Number of Illustrations
59 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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