Using lasers to induce and probe surface processes has the advantages of quantum state specificity, species selectivity, surface sensitivity, fast time-resolution, high frequency resolution, and accessibility to full pressure ranges. These advantages make it highly desirable to use light to induce, control, or monitor surface chemical and physical processes. Recent applications of laser based techniques in studying surface processes have stimulated new developments and enabled the understanding of fundamental problems in energy transfer and reactions. This volume will include discussions on spectroscopic techniques, energy transfer, desorption dynamics, and photochemistry.
(Contents for Vols 1 & 2). Part 1 Spectroscopy and diagnostics: sum-frequency generation as a surface probe, J.Y. Huang and Y.R. Shen; second harmonic generation from metal surfaces, A. Liebsch; two-photon photoelectron spectroscopy of electronic states at metal surfaces, W. Steinmann and T. Fauster. Part 2 Energy transfer dynamics: ultrafast hot electron relaxation in metals, J. Bokor and W.S. Fann; surface vibrational dynamics probed by sum frequency generation, P. Guyot-Sionnest and A.L. Harris; laser heating and time resolved measurements of transient temperature changes on surfaces, J.M. Hicks. Part 3 Desorption dynamics: electronically stimulated desorption of neutrals and ions from adsorbed and condensed layers, P. Feulner and D. Menzel; laser induced desorption, Y. Murata and K. Fukutani; femtosecond surface science - the dynamics of desorption, T.F. Heinz et al; hot electrons and photodesorption dynamics - theory, J.W. Gadzuk; hydrogen recombinative desorption dynamics, R.N. Zare et al; photochemistry - photodissociation and photoreaction of molecules attached to metal surfaces, X.-L. Zhou and J.M. White; dynamics of adsorbate photochemistry, J.C. Polanyi and Y. Zeiri. (Part Contents).