Surface Science and Nanotechnology
2017 Winter Term

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Course Bulletin
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ON-LINE REFERENCE
On-line Surface Science Tutorials

Roger Nix, "An Introduction to Surface Chemistry"

 

LECTURE MATERIALS


Course orientation & scope [pdf]
Overview of Surface Science [pdf]  |  Nanosize properties

MODULE 1   Surface Structure - Part I [pdf] |  Part II [pdf] | Part III [pdf] | Part IV [pdf]
MODULE 2  Surface Structure Determination - Part I [pdf] |  Part II [pdf]
MODULE 3    Electronic Structure - Part I [pdf] | Part II [pdf] | Part III [pdf] | Part IV [pdf]
MODULE 4  Surface Interactions and Reactions
- Part I [pdf] | Part II [pdf]


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Final exam is now set for April 5 Wednesday, 5:00 to 7:30 pm in the Main Link Rooms.

 

 
 
Week CLASS LOG:  What have we learned today? Reading Assignment Problem Set
1 <Jan 9>  || Introduction and Scope    
2 <Jan 16>  || Why study surfaces? | What is surface science?
<Jan 18>  | What is a surface? |How to study a surface?  
   
3 <Jan 23>  | Why is UHV necessary? || Quick tour of common surface science techniques |
<Jan 25>
 MODULE 1 Physical Structure || Crystal structure | Point group and space group concepts | Miller plane index
   
4 <Jan 30>  | Surface density of common elements  | Reconstruction of near-surface | Diffraction | Bragg law | Reciprocal lattice
<Feb 1>  | Brillouin zone  | TLK model of an ideal surface | Surface crystallography: Basics | Nomenclature of overlayer structures   
  HW #1
5 <Feb 6>  MODULE 2 Low energy electron diffraction
<Feb 8>  | Types of LEED | IV curves | Limitations of LEED | Why is LEED surface sensitive?
   
6 <Feb 13>  || Introduction to surface structure determination || Photoemission
<Feb
15> | EXAFS | Photoelectron diffraction | Synchrotron radiation | Tip-based techniques
  HW #2
7 <Feb 20>  Study week - no lecture - use the time to work on the term paper
<Feb 22>  Study week - no lecture - use the time to work on the term paper
  Term Paper
8 <Feb 27> | STM || MODULE 3 Electronic Structure 
<Mar 1> || Electronic structure of solids | Classification based on resistivity
   
9 <Mar 6> | Electronic band structure | Origin of band gap and band structure | Optical properties
<Mar 8> | Thermal properties | Band structures of solids | Fermi surface and energy | Quantum mechanics description
   
10 <Mar 13> | LCAO-MO description | Periodic potential and Bloch functions | Examples of band structures
<Mar 15> | Surface electronic structures | Surface states | Properties and applications of surface electronic states
  HW #3
11 <Mar 20> || Photoemission | Spicer's three steps model  | Energy and momentum consideration | Examples of band-mapping
<Mar 22> MODULE 4 Chemical Interactions || Gas-surface Interactions | Gibbs and Langmuir models of adsorption | BET model
   
12 <Mar 27> | General kinetics consideration of desorption | Thermal desorption spectrometry | Electronic excitation spectrometry | ESD/PSD 
<Mar 29>
 || Surface reactions | Types of reactions | Basic jargons | Catalysis 
   
       

<Apr 5> 5:00-7:30 pm in Main Link Rooms - Final Exam

 
     
     
 

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