Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Surfaces and interfaces

MSE-304

Lecturer(s) :

Ceriotti Michele

Language:

English

Summary

This lecture introduces the basic concepts used to describe the atomic or molecular structure of surfaces and interfaces and the underlying thermodynamic concepts. The influence of interfaces on the properties of materials is also discussed.

Content

- Crystallographic representation of surfaces, reconstruction
- Epitaxial growth
- Surface energy
- Solid-liquid interfaces, interfacial energy, work of adhesion
- Solid-solid interfaces, grain boundaries, interfacial energy
- Surface energy, surface states and catalysis
- Electronic properties of surfaces, work function, surface dipoles
- Surface states
- Effect of surfaces in bulk materials properties.

 

Learning Outcomes

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

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra et exercises

Assessment methods

The course is evaluated by a written midterm exam, and a written final exam, during the exam session.

Resources

Bibliography

James M. Howe, Interfaces in Materials, Wiley

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

Detailed lecture slides and interactive Mathematica notebooks will be made available during the course.

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14    MXG110
14-15    
15-16    MXG110
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German