NRP 24 "Chemistry and Physics on Surfaces"

The objective of the National Research Programme "Chemistry and Physics on Surfaces" (NRP 24) was to improve understanding and interpretation of phenomena on real surfaces. Original and innovative methods to produce, investigate and describe surfaces were desired. The surfaces to be studied in the programme were defined as follows:

  • Surfaces as interfaces between different phases
  • Internal interfaces of macroscopic apparently homogeneous, microscopic but inhomogeneous multiphase solids
  • Interfaces in disperse systems

Facts and figures

Overall grant

CHF 15,000,000

President of the Expert Group

Hansjörg Heller

Programme Director

Heinrich Rohrer, M. Siegenthaler (Adjunktin)

Completion of research work


Final reports

  • Chemie und Physik an der Oberfläche
  • Chimie et Physique des surfaces