Introduction to Surface Physics (MA030218)

(10/27/2021-12/21/2021)

Course Memo

This course assumes the study of techniques able to provide information concerning electronic and atomic surface structure. The techniques can be applied to materials and nanostructures research. The students should learn how the surface is arranged, what are the specific properties of the surface, what processes occur at the surface and interfaces, including metal-semiconductor interface and some other interfaces typical for heterostructures. Adsorption, interfacial reactions and films growth are also considered. Ultra-High Vacuum techniques of surface characterization are accented.