Surface Physics, 6 credits (TFYA20)

Ytfysik, 6 hp

Main field of study

Applied Physics Physics

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Martin Magnuson

Director of studies or equivalent

Magnus Johansson

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6MMSN Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 English Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Materials and Nano Physics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Materials and Nano Physics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Materials and Nano Physics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Materials and Nano Physics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Materials and Nano Physics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Materials and Nano Physics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6MFYS Physics and Nanoscience, Master's programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6MFYS Physics and Nanoscience, Master's programme (Experimentell fysik) 3 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v

Main field of study

Applied Physics, Physics

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Master's Programme
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Physics and Nanoscience, Master's programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Modern Physics, Quantum Mechanics and Physics of Condensed Matter are desirable.

Intended learning outcomes

The overall goal with the course is that the student shall be able to define, derive and utilize/apply relations on problems concerning surfaces of solids. This means that the student shall:

  • know how the chemical composition and atomic structure in the outermost atomic layers is experimentally determined.*know about the surface electronic structure, i.e. the origin of surface states.
  • know and understand certain static and dynamic properties of surfaces of solids.
  • know about common surface adsorption processes and how these can be utilized to change the properties of a surface.
  • be able to formulate idealized models for problems within condensed matter physics.
  • be able to apply knowledge and skills to solve problems within surface physics.
  • be able to explain in a well structured and logical consise way relations/derivations within surface physics as well as between central concepts of the theory.

Course content

Experimental methods to determine the atomic composition and structure at surfaces of solids. Theoretical models describing surface electronic properties, such as appearance of surface states and influence on the work function, and methods to determine these. Description of common surface adsorption processes, physisorption and chemisorption, and how these typically affects both the atomic structure and electronic properties of surfaces of metals and semiconductors.

Teaching and working methods

The course material is presented in the form of lectures and laboratory exercises.

Examination

TEN1A written examinationU, 3, 4, 55 credits
LAB1Two laboratory work assignmentsU, G1 credits

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Magnus Johansson

Examiner

Martin Magnuson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 46 h
Recommended self-study hours: 114 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Books
Zangwill A., (1988) Physics at Surfaces

Cambridge University Press 

Additional literature

Books

Zangwill A., (1988) Physics at Surfaces

Cambridge University Press 

TEN1 A written examination U, 3, 4, 5 5 credits
LAB1 Two laboratory work assignments U, G 1 credits

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LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

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