Special Issue "Surface Chemistry"


A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Maija M. Kuklja

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA and International Science and Engineering, Office of International and Integrative Activities, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, 22230, USA
Website: http://nsf.gov/staff/staff_bio.jsp?lan=mkukla&org=DGE&from_org=DGE
Interests: modeling of the structure and properties of materials; defects, non-equilibrium and ultra-fast processes; extreme conditions; catalysis; surface science; development of theoretical and computational methods; ab initio and multi-scale simulations; chemical reactions triggered by defects and deformations

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue of Molecules: Surface Chemistry is devoted to outstanding research and review papers focused on fundamental experimental and theoretical studies in the physics and chemistry of surfaces and interfaces. It covers topics contributing to a better understanding of basic phenomena occurring on surfaces and interfaces, especially those involving physical and chemical properties of polar surfaces of complex and functional materials. Research papers and reviews dealing with mechanisms of adsorption, desorption, stability and degradation of polar surfaces, photo-induced chemical reactions, defects, mass- and charge-transport on surfaces and interfaces are welcome for this Special Issue of Molecules. Authors of review papers are kindly requested to make a pre-submission inquiry with a brief outline to the guest editor.

Dr. Maija M. Kuklja
Guest Editor


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  • polar surfaces and interfaces
  • adsorption and desorption
  • materials stability and decomposition
  • degradation mechanisms
  • photo-induced chemical reactions
  • defects and deformations
  • mass- and charge-transport

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p. 10845-10862
by , , , ,  and
Molecules 2014, 19(8), 10845-10862; doi:10.3390/molecules190810845
Received: 24 March 2014 / Revised: 28 May 2014 / Accepted: 30 June 2014 / Published: 25 July 2014
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p. 4256-4283
by , ,  and
Molecules 2014, 19(4), 4256-4283; doi:10.3390/molecules19044256
Received: 28 December 2013 / Revised: 26 February 2014 / Accepted: 17 March 2014 / Published: 4 April 2014
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p. 14148-14160
by , , ,  and
Molecules 2013, 18(11), 14148-14160; doi:10.3390/molecules181114148
Received: 14 October 2013 / Revised: 8 November 2013 / Accepted: 12 November 2013 / Published: 15 November 2013
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