By Victor E. Henrich (auth.), Louis-C. Dufour, Claude Monty, Georgette Petot-Ervas (eds.)

This publication includes the lawsuits of the NATO complicated examine Institute on Surfaces and Interfaces of Ceramic fabrics, hung on the Oleron island, France, in September 1988. This Institute used to be prepared in 9 months after receiving the contract of the NATO clinical Affairs department. regardless of this very couple of minutes, many of the teachers contacted have approved our invitation to organize a particular speak. The assembly was once held at "La Vieille Perrotine" at the Oleron island. This vacation village of the French CNRS is found close to the sea in a traditional quarter which contributed to create a really friendly surroundings beneficial to advance interplay among the ninety one individuals during this Institute. to start with, the Institute was once geared toward diffusing the key effects at the characterization of and the position performed by way of surfaces, grain obstacles and interfaces in training and total houses of ceramic fabrics, typically of oxide ceramics. via its interdisciplinary personality, the Institute used to be additionally aimed toward constructing interplay among scientists and engineers drawn to simple and useful features of processing and use of ceramics.

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It is similar to the molecular adsorption of H20 on nearly perfect Ti203 (1012) mentioned above. Thus the electrons trapped at point defects do not play the central role in H20 adsorption that they do in 02 adsorption~ even though both molecules give rise to negatively charged adsorbed species. The origin of this different behavior is not yet understood. A very interesting exception to the above rule is NiO [36]. The perfect NiO (100) surface is inert to both H20 and 02' The surface containing O-vacancy defects interacts strongly with 02 in the manner of most other oxides, but it does not interact at all with H20 at room temperature.

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