Course detail

Surface Science

CEITEC VUT-DS115AAcad. year: 2019/2020

The main goal of this PhD course is to extend the knowledge of students on solid state physics to surfaces to better cope with research tasks and challenges of CEITEC and efficiently utilize the instruments of the CEITEC facilities. Learning the behavior of surfaces at microscopic (atomic) scale will provide better understanding of macroscopic properties of surfaces and some technically relevant processes on solid surfaces such as thin film and nanostructure growth, heterogeneous catalysis, corrosion, etc..

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.

Prerequisites

Not applicable.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Zangwill A.: Physics at Surfaces, Cambridge University Press, 1996 (EN)
Luth T.: Solid Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Films, Sprnger-Verlag, 2001 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Phenomenological description of solid state surfaces.
2. Preparation of surfaces.
3. Thermodynamics of surfaces and macroscopic shape of surfaces, segregation.
4. Cristallographic structure and chemical composition of surfaces.
5. Methods of investigation of atomic structure and composition of surfaces.
6. Vibrational and electronic structure of surfaces.
7. Adsorption, difusion and desorption processes at surfaces.
8. Nucleation and early stages of thin film/nanostruacture growth.
9. Heterogeneous catalysis.
10. Further experimental techniques (surface spectroscopy).

Aims

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme STIPMNK Doctoral

    branch PM , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme STIPMN Doctoral

    branch PNTMT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme STIPMN Doctoral

    branch PNTMT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme STIAMN Doctoral

    branch ANTMT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme STIAMNC Doctoral

    branch ANTMT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme STIPMNK Doctoral

    branch PM , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme STIPMN Doctoral

    branch PM , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme STIPMN Doctoral

    branch PNTMT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme STIPMN Doctoral

    branch PNTMT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

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