Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Surface analysis

MSE-351

Lecturer(s) :

Mischler Stefano
Muralt Paul
Stolichnov Igor

Language:

English

Summary

The course treats the main surface analysis methods for the characterization of surfaces, interfaces and thin films. It discusses how these methods can be applied to gain specific knowledge about structural, chemical and functional properties of surfaces and thin films. Limitation to 18 students!

Content

  1. Introduction
  2. Introduction to electronic states on atoms
  3. Photo Electron Spectroscopy and Chemical Analysis (ESCA/XPS)
  4. Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES)
  5. Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS)
  6. Depth profiling
  7. Electron diffraction from surfaces
  8. Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM)
  9. Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
  10. Quantitative measurements of surface properties with AFM

Keywords

electronic states on atoms, angular momentum, spin, particle wavelength, photoélectrons, energy analyzers, chemical composition, interatomic forces like van der Waal's, surface topography, image of magnetic and piezoelectric responses

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

ex-cathedra and exercises

Expected student activities

learn, look up, make exercises

Assessment methods

written exam

Resources

Bibliography

Leonard C. Feldmann and James W. Mayer, Fundamentals of surface and thin film analysis , North-Holland, (Elsevier) 1986

Hans Jörg Mathieu, Erich Bergmann, and René Gras, Analyse et technologie des surfaces , Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, 2003.

D.J. O'Connor, B.A. Sexton, R.St.C. Smart (eds), Surface analysis methods in materials science , Springer, 2003.

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

copies of foils, script available as pdf file

In the programs

  • Materials Science and Engineering, 2017-2018, Master semester 1
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Surface analysis
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Practical work
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Materials Science and Engineering, 2017-2018, Master semester 3
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Surface analysis
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Practical work
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

MoTuWeThFr
8-9
9-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
13-14 GRA332
14-15
15-16 GRA332
16-17
17-18
18-19
19-20
20-21
21-22
Lecture
Exercise, TP
Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German