The History of Chemistry

98: Surface Chemistry

December 10, 2023 Steve Cohen Episode 98
The History of Chemistry
98: Surface Chemistry
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Show Notes

For this episode I discuss my doctoral dissertation as an example of real research into surface chemistry in the early 1990s. We examine the structure of a germanium surface, and then see what happens when we add small molecules to that surface. I talk about the special apparatus required to observe a clean germanium surface, as well as what it means to get a Ph.D. in chemistry. Download a supplemental sheet with some images showing structures I discuss in this episode.

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