165.102 Chemistry and Physics of Interfaces
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to apply the discussed topics in an independent and sustainable manner, in order to solve fundamental and technological problems related to research topics in chemistry and phyics of interfaces.

Subject of course

The course gives an introduction to the basics of chemistry and physics of interfaces (with a focus on the surfaces of solids) on an atomic/molecular level from the point of view of materials and surface science, materials chemistry and catalysis.

1) Definition and general description of interfaces, microscopic and macroscopic properties of interfaces and solid state surfaces.
2) Geometric and electronic structure of surfaces.
3) Experimental studies of surfaces, major surface-sensitive analysis and microscopy methods based on photons, electrons, ions.
4) Important physical/chemical surface processes: adsorption, diffusion, desorption, reactions.
5) Modelling of surfaces and surface processes.

Teaching methods

Discussion of fundamentals and application to examples form current research and development.

Mode of examination


Additional information

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Course dates

Fri09:30 - 11:3006.10.2023 - 19.01.2024Seminarraum Lehar 01 Lecture
Chemistry and Physics of Interfaces - Single appointments
Fri06.10.202309:30 - 11:30Seminarraum Lehar 01 Rupprechter
Fri13.10.202309:30 - 11:30Seminarraum Lehar 01 Zeininger
Fri20.10.202309:30 - 11:30Seminarraum Lehar 01 Winkler
Fri10.11.202309:30 - 11:30Seminarraum Lehar 01 Winkler
Fri17.11.202309:30 - 11:30Seminarraum Lehar 01 Winkler
Fri24.11.202309:30 - 11:30Seminarraum Lehar 01 Winkler
Fri01.12.202309:30 - 11:30Seminarraum Lehar 01 Zeininger
Fri15.12.202309:30 - 11:30Seminarraum Lehar 01 Winkler
Fri12.01.202409:30 - 11:30Seminarraum Lehar 01 Genest
Fri19.01.202409:30 - 11:30Seminarraum Lehar 01 Genest/Rupprechter

Examination modalities

Until approx. end of WS2023: Written Exam.

Thereafter: Oral exam consisting of two parts, where the two examiners are randomly assigned from all lecturers.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
22.09.2023 00:00 12.10.2023 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 434 Materials Sciences Mandatory elective
066 490 Technical Chemistry Mandatory elective
066 493 Technical Chemistry - Materials Chemistry Mandatory
066 658 Chemie und Technologie der Materialien Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Basics of chemistry and physics (bachelor-level), particularly from the physical chemistry II (quantum mechanics) lecture, are necessary.