134.192 Surface Physics and -Analytics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Course evaluation

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the concepts and research questions in modern surface physics.  They should also be able to  critically evaluate the suitability of surface characterization techniques for a variety of applications in fundamental and applied research.

Subject of course

Fundamentals of the most important methods for the analysis of the chemical composition of surfaces (Auger Electron Spectroscopy, Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy) and  the crystallographic structure (Low Energy Electron Diffraction, Scanning Tunneling Microscopy).  Extension of the models known from solid state physics to the surfaces of solids. Models to describe the interaction of atoms and molecules with solid surfaces (adsorption, desorption and nucleation). Model for describing the segregation at surface and description of the crystallograhic structure of surfaces (reconstruction and relaxation). Physics of nanostructures. Scriptum is available at every lecture

Teaching methods

The material and theoretical background is explained during class. Discussions of case studies are supplemented by interactive exercises.  It is possible to visit the surface physics laboratory. 

Mode of examination

Oral

Additional information

The course consists of two modules.

I. Module: Surface Characterization Methods (in conjunction with course Physical Analysis, 134.048)

II. Module: Fundamentals of Surface Physics (in conjunction with course Surface Physics, 134.165)

Lectures: 

I.1. Introduction und Vacuum Physics and Technology (134.048 Diebold)

I.2. Ion-based techniques  (134.048 Diebold)

I.3. Scanning Probe Microscopy I  (134.048 Diebold)

I.4. Scanning Probe Microscopy II  (134.048 Diebold)

I.5. Particle-Solid Interaction  (134.048 Werner)

I.6. Electron Spectroscopy I  (134.048 Werner)

I.7. Electron Spectroscopy II  (134.048 Werner)

II.1. Introduction, technical requirements, surface crystallography (134.165 Diebold)

II.2. Surfaces of metals, reconstructions (134.165 Diebold) 

II.3. Surface energy, Wulff construction (134.165 Diebold) 

II.4. Low-energy electron diffraction, surface symmetry groups (134.165 Diebold) 

II.5. Surfaces of semiconductors (134.165 Diebold) 

 

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Thu15:00 - 17:0006.10.2022 - 24.11.2022FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Oberflächenphysik und -analytik
Fri16:00 - 18:0004.11.2022 - 02.12.2022Sem.R. DB gelb 05 B Oberflächenphysik und -analytik
Surface Physics and -Analytics - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Thu06.10.202215:00 - 17:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Oberflächenphysik und -analytik
Thu13.10.202215:00 - 17:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Oberflächenphysik und -analytik
Thu20.10.202215:00 - 17:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Oberflächenphysik und -analytik
Thu27.10.202215:00 - 17:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Oberflächenphysik und -analytik
Thu03.11.202215:00 - 17:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Oberflächenphysik und -analytik
Fri04.11.202216:00 - 18:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 B Oberflächenphysik und -analytik
Thu10.11.202215:00 - 17:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Oberflächenphysik und -analytik
Fri11.11.202216:00 - 18:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 B Oberflächenphysik und -analytik
Thu17.11.202215:00 - 17:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Oberflächenphysik und -analytik
Fri18.11.202216:00 - 18:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 B Oberflächenphysik und -analytik
Thu24.11.202215:00 - 17:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Oberflächenphysik und -analytik
Fri25.11.202216:00 - 18:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 B Oberflächenphysik und -analytik
Fri02.12.202216:00 - 18:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 B Oberflächenphysik und -analytik

Examination modalities

The understanding of the physical and chemical concepts of surface science will be discussed together with the student. 

 

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
06.10.2022 10:00 04.02.2023 11:00

Registration modalities

Registration is also possible per email

ulrike.diebold@tuwien.ac.at

Curricula

Literature

For lecture notes for Part I (Surface Analysis) -> See Physikalische Analytik (134.048)


For lecture for notes Part II (Surface Physics) - send an email to diebold@iap.tuwien.ac.at

Language

English