02/20/2013 Additional questions for Midterm are here
Mondays, 10:30am-12:30pm, Wednesday, 10:30am-11:30am, Physics and Astronomy Building 26
|Dr. Lyudmila Goncharova
e-mail lgonchar [at]
Department of Physics and
Office PAB 231, phone:
|Dr. Francois Lagugne-Labarthet (vibrational spectroscopies)|
|Course topics with the tentative
time line: |
Introduction; thermodynamics of surfaces and equilibrium
Bulk and surface structure, relaxations, reconstructions,
defects, 2D lattices
Physics of ultrahigh vacuum
Introduction to electronic properties, work function,
thermionic emission, field emission
Thermodynamics and kinetics of adsorption and desorption,
Electron mean free path, diffraction methods, microscopy
principles of SEM
Photoemission spectroscopy - the physics of spectral peak
position and intensity
Basic instrumentation and applications of XPS and UPS
More applications of XPS and UPS; other electron
spectroscopic techniques (synchrotron-radiation-based electron
spectroscopy; Auger electron spectroscopy and scanning Auger microscopy)
Physics of ion-surface interactions; ion scattering,
recoiling and sputtering methods
Symmetry properties of molecular vibrations, group theory,
Scanning Probe Microscopy (AFM, STM)
Band Structure: bulk, film, surface; and their
SSW Lab tour and demonstration (XPS;
Nucleation and growth of nanostructures and films
Download Course Outline in pdf
|Assignments and Grades:
|Course requirements will include 2 homework assignments (each of them contributes 15% of the grade). Since people usually "learn by doing," the homeworks are an extremely important part of the course experience. A little discussion among your classmates and looking though books is permitted and even encouraged, but the write-up must be your own work.
There will be a midterm exam (25% of the grade, late February), 2 short presentation/discussion (10% of the grade, 5% each) and a final exam (35% of the grade). Assignments, topics and their deadlines will be posted on the web site.
To assign the final mark certain adjustments may be made at the end, based on factors like class participation, to arrive at a final mark.
|There will be no mandatory textbooks. Several textbooks will be used
plus additional reading will be posted on the web-site: |
- A. Zangwill, Physics at Surfaces. Cambridge University Press: New
York, 1988; 472 p.
- Kurt W. Kolasinski, Surface Science: Foundations of Catalysis and
Nanoscience 2nd ed.; Wiley & Sons: Chichester, England ; Hoboken,
NJ, 2008; 500p.
- D.P. Woodruff, T.A. Delchar, Modern Techniques of Surface Science.
2nd ed.; Cambridge University Press: New York, 1994.
- John C. Vickerman, Surface Analysis - The Principal Techniques. John
Wiley: New York, 1997; p 474.
|Other Reference Books and
- John T. Yates, Experimental innovations in surface science : a guide
to practical laboratory methods and instruments. Springer: New York,
1998; p 904
- G. Attard, C. Barnes, Surfaces Oxford University Press: 1998; p 96.
- D. Briggs, M.P. Seah, Practical Surface Analysis. 1991; Vol. 1.
- Harald Ibach, Physics of Surface and Interfaces. Springer: Berlin,
- E. Kasper, D.J. Paul, Silicon quantum integrated circuits :
silicon-germanium heterostructure devices : basics and realisations.
Springer: Berlin ; New York 2005; p 360
- Ch. Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics. John Wiley: New
- H. Luth, Solid surfaces, interfaces and thin films Springer: Berlin
; New York, 2001; p 559.
- G.A. Somorjai, Chemistry in two dimensions : surfaces. Cornell
University Press: Ithaca 1881; p 575.