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260046 VU Surface Science (2022S)

5.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 15 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

  • Friday 18.03. 09:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 18 Kolingasse 14-16, OG02
  • Friday 25.03. 09:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 18 Kolingasse 14-16, OG02
  • Friday 01.04. 09:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 18 Kolingasse 14-16, OG02
  • Friday 08.04. 09:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 18 Kolingasse 14-16, OG02
  • Friday 29.04. 09:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 18 Kolingasse 14-16, OG02
  • Friday 06.05. 09:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 18 Kolingasse 14-16, OG02
  • Friday 13.05. 09:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 18 Kolingasse 14-16, OG02
  • Friday 20.05. 09:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 18 Kolingasse 14-16, OG02
  • Friday 27.05. 09:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 18 Kolingasse 14-16, OG02
  • Friday 03.06. 09:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 18 Kolingasse 14-16, OG02
  • Friday 10.06. 09:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 18 Kolingasse 14-16, OG02
  • Friday 17.06. 09:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 18 Kolingasse 14-16, OG02
  • Friday 24.06. 09:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 18 Kolingasse 14-16, OG02

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course aims to introduce Master and PhD Students to fundamental aspects of Surface Science. PhD Students working in the Surface Science field are encouraged to attend the course, in order to complement their experimental/theoretical experience on the subject.

The topics range from the theoretical study of surface crystallography and facets of mono-atomic and oxide compounds, up to polarity instabilities, structural reconstructions and chemical activity. The theoretical description of these topics is accompanied by the review of established and modern experimental techniques (such as scanning probe microscopy, spectroscopy, electron diffraction) and computational methods (mostly density functional theory and machine learning).

Lectures will be given in physical presence: the course will switch to a full digital form if required by future regulations (not to an hybrid teaching).
Exercises will be assigned to students during the course. Active attendance is warmly recommended in order to facilitate discussions on theoretical aspects and comments on the exercises.

Basic knowledge on Solid State Physics and Condensed Matter are recommended before registration, but not necessary: basic concepts (e.g, density of states, free energy, atomic bonds) will be briefly clarified during lectures upon request from students.

Assessment and permitted materials

The evaluation of the students takes place continuously (VU course, course with continuous assessment of the work).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirement for positive evaluation:
- Basic knowledge of all topics discussed during the course;
- Solving the proposed exercises.

Examination topics

Examination focuses on the topics discussed during lectures.

Reading list

Main reference:
K. Oura et al., "Surface Science An Introduction", Springer (2003),
DOI:10.1007/978-3-662-05179-5

Additional references:
K. Wandelt, "Surface and Interface Science", Wiley (2012),
Volume 1-2: ISBN 978-3-527-41156-6
Volume 3-4: ISBN 978-3-527-41157-3

D. P. Woodruff, T. A. Delchar, "Modern Techniques of Surface Science", Cambridge University Press (1994),
DOI:10.1017/CBO9780511623172

A. Gross,
Theoretical Surface Science,
Springer (2009)
DOI:10.1007/978-3-540-68969-0

Association in the course directory

M-VAF A 2, M-VAF B

Last modified: Th 03.03.2022 15:29