Surface Science of Heterogeneous Reactions

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Science  29 Oct 1982:
Vol. 218, Issue 4571, pp. 429-433
DOI: 10.1126/science.218.4571.429


Some of the present and future directions for surface science as a growing and naturally interdisciplinary subject are reviewed. Particular attention is given to surface reaction chemistry as it is related to heterogenous catalysis, a subject area where there are abundant opportunities for detailed measurements of structure and dynamics at the molecular level.