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Reactivity of Nitric Oxide on Copper Surfaces

Elucidated by Direct Observation of Valence Orbitals

Authors: Shiotari, Akitoshi

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  • Nominated by Kyoto University as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis
  • Provides in the introduction a comprehensive overview of previous studies on NO/metal systems
  • Helps the reader to understand the experimental results easily with the generous use of figures and illustrations
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This book provides microscopic insights into chemical properties of NO on metal surfaces. NO/metal systems have been studied intensively to understand heterogeneous catalysis to detox exhaust NOx gas. The identification and componential analysis of various and mixed chemical species of NO adsorbed onto the surfaces have been significant challenges faced by conventional experimental techniques, such as vibrational spectroscopies. The author investigated "individual" NO molecules on Cu surfaces using low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). STM not only provides information on the geometric, electronic, and vibrational properties at the single-molecule level; it is also able to manipulate molecules on surfaces to induce chemical reaction. Exploiting those techniques, the author chemically identified individual NO-related species on the surfaces and discovered new reaction processes for NO reduction, which provides microscopic insights into the catalytic mechanisms. The author also visualized wave functions of electrons in a valence orbital of NO and demonstrated that the wave functions are modified by the formation of covalent bonding or hydrogen bonding. This is, namely, "the visualization of quantum mechanics in real space," which is certainly worth reading. Furthermore, the book demonstrates that direct observation of valence orbitals helps to elucidate the reactivity of molecules adsorbed onto surfaces. This innovative approach to studying molecular properties will contribute to further development of STM and its related methods. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reactivity of Nitric Oxide on Copper Surfaces
Book Subtitle
Elucidated by Direct Observation of Valence Orbitals
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-4582-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-4582-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-4581-3
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-5174-7
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 129
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 61 illustrations in colour
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