Surfaces and Interfaces

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode WMPH014-05
Vaknaam Surfaces and Interfaces
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Surfaces and Interfaces
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1.name and calculate surface and interface properties in different environments as well as to name and calculate adsorption and desorption processes.
2.compare the different presented experimental techniques and is able to decide which technique is best suited to approach a specific surface science question.
3.analyze given measurement data and to compare it to similar data to judge the data quality.
Omschrijving Introduction to structural, electronic and vibrational properties of clean and adsorbate-covered surfaces and to the most important characterization techniques employed to measure these properties. A laboratory visit will complete the module.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Werkcollege (T)
(Lectures: 32 hours, Tutorials: 16 hours, Self study: 92 hours.)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(See remarks.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. M.A. Stöhr
Docent(en) prof. dr. M.A. Stöhr
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Surface Physics - An Introduction
Philip Hofman
Surface analysis – The principal techniques
J.C. Vickerman, I.S. Gilmore (2nd edition, 2009). 0-470-01763-5
Entreevoorwaarden The course unit assumes prior knowledge acquired from Quantum mechanics and Solid state physics offered in the degree programmes of Physics and Applied Physics.

The course unit is an elective in the Advanced Materials track of the degree programmes Applied Physics / Physics.
Opmerkingen The students need to score 55% of the total amount of points of the exam in order to pass with the lowest possible mark (which is 6). The final mark is determined in the following way: Either only by the written exam or by a combination of 2/3 exam and 1/3 problems solved at home. The mark achieved by solving the problems can only improve the overall mark.

This course was registered last year with course code NASI-08
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Applied Physics  ( Keuzevakken in Quantum Materials and Nanodevices) - semester I a keuze: QMN
MSc Courses for Exchange Students: Astronomy - Physics - Energy & Environment - semester I a
MSc Nanoscience  (Optional Courses) - semester I a keuze
MSc Physics: Advanced Materials  ( Keuzevakken in Fundamentals of Materials Physics) - semester I a keuze: FMP
MSc Physics: Science, Business and Policy  (Keuzevakken in Advanced Materials) 1 semester I a keuze: AM