Atomic-scale structure : From surfaces to nanomaterials

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Author(s)

  • M.A. Van Hove

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1301-1305
Journal / PublicationSurface Science
Volume603
Issue number10-12
Online published13 Jan 2009
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2009

Abstract

This brief overview is dedicated to Professor G. Ertl's profound influence on shaping the field of surface science. I sketch recent accomplishments toward the determination and understanding of the atomic-scale structure of nanostructures. I argue that, to properly understand nanoscience and develop nanotechnology, there is a dire need to determine many more than the ∼1,000 detailed surface structures known today. Techniques need to be adapted or invented to make this possible. As will be exhibited here, only two techniques are now essentially ready for this task: scanning tunneling microscopy, if interpreted by theory, and, to a lesser extent, x-ray diffraction. I also describe how low-energy electron diffraction is currently being developed for the same purpose.

Research Area(s)

  • LEED, Nanomaterials, Nanostructure, STM, Surface structure, XRD

Citation Format(s)

Atomic-scale structure : From surfaces to nanomaterials. / Hove, M.A. Van.

In: Surface Science, Vol. 603, No. 10-12, 01.06.2009, p. 1301-1305.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review