the last couple of years high-pressure oxidation of metal surfaces has
evolved into an important topic in our community. In an effort to close
the gap between ultra-high vacuum experiments and technological environments,
new experimental and theoretical techniques have been developed, such as
high-pressure STM, high-pressure SXRD as well as ab initio thermodynamics
to name a few. Particularly in Europe, an increasing number of studies
are presently devoted to such topics. With this dedicated, small-scale
workshop we hope to provide a first forum to meet, discuss and exchange
ideas, as well as facilitate our efforts for future collaborations or coordination
in light of upcoming European networks.
participants will have the possibility to give short oral presentations
summarizing recent work and sketching their future interests. With its
well-defined focus and small number of participants, the aim of the workshop
is to provide a stimulating atmosphere with informal discussions - allowing
for exchange of existing experience and encouraging future collaborations.
More specifically we intend to address the following topics, among others:
New UHV technologies and solutions to study complex surface oxide structures
on a microscopic scale under UHV and high pressure
Development of high-pressure experiments to bridge the pressure gap: high-pressure
STM, SXRD, XPS,...
Theory/Experiment interaction and multi-method approaches
Microscopic theories attempting to consider temperature and pressure effects