CH 552 : Interfacial Phenomena

Adsorption isotherms, Langmuir, BET, Frumkin, Temkin and Freundlich, adsorption on porous solids. Chemisorption of gases on metals and semiconductors, kinetics of adsorption processes, heterogeneous catalysis. Catalysis by metals, semiconductors and solid acids. Characterization of solid surface structure and composition using electron microscopy FEM, XPS. Auger, SIMS, ISS and LEED.

Text References

A.W.Adamson, Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, 3rd Edn.,Wiley Interscience, 1976. A. Clark, The Theory of Adsorption and Catalysis Academic Press, 1970. D.K.Chakrabarty, Adsorption and catalysis by solids, Wiley Eastern, 1990. F.P.Kane and G.B.Larrabee (Eds.),Characterisation of solid surfaces, Plenum, N.Y.,1978.