Course Description

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsHours
A000015 Surface Science and Technology 3.0 3
Description This course is designated to acquaint the student with atomic-level understanding of surface structure and surface phenomena. The course focuses on the surproperties of the solid-gas and solid-vacuum interfaces because most of the results of modern surface-science studies on the atomic level come from the scrutiny of these interfaces. It contains the following topics: the atomic-level structure of clean and adsorbate-covered surfaces, adsorption and desorption, surface diffusion, surface segregation, the nature of the surface bonding, the adsorbate-adsorbate interaction, energy transfer during gas-surface interactions and surface reaction; surface analysis techniques.