MSE-304 / 3 credits

Teacher: Stellacci Francesco

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

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Analyze a surface reconstruction
  • Anticipate the stability of a given interface
  • Decide what are the necessary thermodynamics concept to describe an interface
  • Anticipate the behaviour of both media close to the interface
  • Infer certain processes at the interface

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

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Surfaces and interfaces
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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     

Friday, 13h - 15h: Lecture MXG110

Friday, 15h - 16h: Exercise, TP MXG110