SURFACE SCIENCE & NANOTECHNOLOGY


LECTURES
  

Time & Place - TBA  [Total contact hours ~ 24-30 hrs]

Tong Leung  Office: C2-066A (Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 35826) or Lab: C2-059-066 (Tel: ext. 35827).  E-mail: tong@uwaterloo.ca.
Available any time or make appointment by e- or voice-mail.  Website: http://leung.uwaterloo.ca

TEXTBOOKS 
References only.  Course and exam materials will be based primarily on Leung's Lecture Notes and handouts.

(1)
 D. Brandon, W.D. Kaplan, “Microstructural Characterization of Materials”, 2nd ed., Wiley, Chicester (2008).
(2) Powerpoint presentations of individual techniques

HOMEWORK and MARKS

Five Experimental Modules, each will involve a short lab report (5 pages) 20 ± 10 %
Total 100 %

 


COURSE OUTLINE

Week

Ref. (1)

Topics

1   Brief introduction to the different modules and scope of the course
2   Module A-E:  Each module will include a brief introduction to the basic principle behind the technique, standard operating procedure of the tool on hand, and individual experimentation.
3   Experiment - Module A: Light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy and related techniques
4   Experiment - Module B: X-ray diffraction
5   Experiment - Module C: Optical spectroscopy, including UV/Vis, PL, Raman, FTIR with ATR
6   Experiment - Module D:  Electron spectroscopy
7   Experiment - Module E: Atomic force microscopy
8   Wrap-up