Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. John C. Vickerman1 and
  2. Ian S. Gilmore2
  1. John C. Vickerman

Published Online: 27 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470721582.ch1

Surface Analysis - The Principal Techniques, 2nd Edition

Surface Analysis - The Principal Techniques, 2nd Edition

How to Cite

Vickerman, J. C. (2009) Introduction, in Surface Analysis - The Principal Techniques, 2nd Edition (eds J. C. Vickerman and I. S. Gilmore), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470721582.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Surface Analysis Research Centre, Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, Manchester, M1 7DN, UK

  2. 2

    Surface and Nanoanalysis, Quality of Life Division, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 0LW, UK

Author Information

  1. Surface Analysis Research Centre, Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, Manchester, M1 7DN, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470017630

Online ISBN: 9780470721582

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Keywords:

  • top surface monolayer, first ten layers and surface film;
  • mass spectral methods analogous to SIM;
  • surface sensitivity;
  • radiation effects – surface damage;
  • complexity of data;
  • computational methods of multivariate analysis (MVA)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • How do we Define the Surface?

  • How Many Atoms in a Surface?

  • Information Required

  • Surface Sensitivity

  • Radiation Effects – Surface Damage

  • Complexity of the Data