Surface science is the study of physical and chemical phenomena that occur at the interface of two stages, including solid– liquid interfaces, solid– gas interfaces, solid– vacuum interfaces, and liquid– gas interfaces. It incorporates the fields of surface science and surface physics. Some related practical applications are classed as surface designing. The science incorporates concepts, for example, heterogeneous catalysis, semiconductor device fabrication, fuel cells, self-assembled monolayers, and adhesives. Surface science is firmly identified with interface and colloid science. Interfacial chemistry and material science are regular subjects for both. The techniques are different. In addition, interface and colloid science examines macroscopic phenomena that occur in heterogeneous systems because of characteristics of interfaces.
Edelweiss Chemical Science Journal editorial board members are experts in the field of physical chemistry. The branch of chemistry which deals with the application of principles and concept of physics to study the chemical systems is known as physical chemistry. Concept of physics includes motion, force, time, energy, thermodynamics, analytical dynamics, chemical equilibrium and quantum chemistry. Physical chemistry is a supra-molecular science in contrast to chemical physics, as majority of principles are related to bulk rather than molecular or atomic structure alone. Branches of physical chemistry include thermochemistry, photochemistry, biophysical chemistry, physical inorganic chemistry, surface chemistry etc.