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Reactions on Metallic Single Crystal Surfaces

Robert J. Madix, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Pierce Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138

Studies on metallic single crystals have yielded a vast understanding of the kinetics and mechanism of a variety of reactions. In recent years it has been found that metal atoms participate in the stabilization of reactive intermediates, a viewpoint substantially different from earlier notions about bonding at surfaces, in which the surface was considered more or less static. In this talk recent advances concerning this phemonemon will be discussed.