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The course will introduce in the basic concepts of Surface Science and of the nanostructuring at surfaces handling both theory and experimental methods. Laboratory demonstrations will allow the students to better understand the experimental methods and the basic concepts.
Understanding the fundamentals of surface science and the physical and chemical properties of surfaces and of nanosized objects grown at surfaces.
The students will understand the basic surface science concepts and the theoretical and experimental methods which have been develped for the description of surfaces and for their nanostructuration
Introductory courses to the concepts of Solid State and to the Principles of Quantum Mechanics
Frontal Lectures (42 hours) and Laboratory Demonstrations (10 hours)
Relevance of surfaces and interfaces in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Surface excess quantities and thermodynamical properties of surfaces. Crystallographic structure: relaxation and reconstruction. Electronic ground state properties of metals and surface states. Surface magnetism. Specific cases for semiconductor, oxide and insulator surfaces, graphene and other ultrathin films. Towards one and zero dimensions, atomic wires and clusters at surfaces. Excited states at surfaces: surface phonon spectra, surface electronic and magnetic excitations. Connections to plasmonics, Energy harvesting in solar cells and photoinduced chemistry. Gas-Surface interaction, physisorption and chemisorption, dynamics of the interaction, asdsoprtion, desorption, sticking and simple catalytic reactions. Crystal growth, MBE, CVD, Ablation techniques, Nanosized films and clusters. Self-assembled monolayers and artificial nanostructures. Experimental methods for surface science: Scanning Probe Microscopies, Surface Sensitive Spectroscopies and Diffraction Methods
Introduction to Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Gabor Somorjai, second edition Wiley
Office hours: For explanations the students will be received on Thursday mornings in the office of the teacher
MARIO AGOSTINO ROCCA (President)
GIOVANNI CARRARO (President Substitute)
in the first semester according to academic calender year
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The students will be examined orally. They will expose a topic of their choice. The commission will then ask to expose a different topic. Questions will be posed by the jury to assess the knowledge level of the student
The students will be examined orally. They will expose a topic of their choice. The commission will then ask to expose a different topic. Questions will be posed by the jury to assess the knowledge level of basic concepts by the student. Sufficiency will be reached when the topics are exposed with proper language and the students demonstrates to have a basic understanding of the concepts assocaited to surface science.