Lund University

Ytfysikkursen VT 2007 - Surface Science Course Spring Term 2007

Here is some material from this year's course:

Introduction to surface science
Real space structure
LEED lecture
STM lecture
Diffusion lecture

Below you will find all the material from last year's course.

Ytfysikkursen VT 2006 - Surface Science Course Spring Term 2006

The course aims at giving an introduction into surface science, which is concerned with the properties and the chemistry of surfaces and interfaces on an atomic length scale. Surfaces play a central role in a variety of modern technologies spanning from heterogenous catalysis to devices based on nano-structured materials. The surface physics course will offer a general introduction to the structural, electronic and vibrational properties of atoms and molecules at surfaces and interfaces from a mainly experimental viewpoint. Key topics include adsorption and growth of molecule and adatom layers, synchrotron based electron spectroscopies, Low Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED) and the use of Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM) to visualize individual atoms and molecules at surfaces.

The course will be divided into two main parts: The first part of the course will give an overview of both experimental techniques and fundamental concepts used in surface science. This part will include visits to a scanning tunnelling microscope lab and to the local synchrotron radiation laboratory MAX-lab. The second part of the course will mostly consist of case studies in small groups. The outcome of these case studies will be presented in writing and during a seminar for the entire course. The examination will thus consist of the written report and the oral seminar.

The course will be held in either Swedish or English, depending on the language prerequisites of the participants.

The first meeting will be on Tuesday, 4th April, 2006 at 9.15 a.m. in A406 (the coffee room of the Department of Synchrotron Radiation Research).

The schedule can be downloaded by clicking on the following link (pdf):
Schedule Surface Physics 2006

Material from the lectures:

Tuesday, 4th April:
Question scheme
Book list
Introduction to surface science
Real space structure
Woods and matrix notations, material by R.M. Nix at the Queen Mary University London

Solutions to the nomenclature examples

Reading for Wednesday, 19th April:
The Use of Synchrotron Radiation in Current Research
Attard & Barnes, Surfaces, Oxford Science Publications, 1998, paragraphs 1.10, 1.11, 2.1, and 2.2.
Hüfner, Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Springer, 1996, chapter 1.

Reading for Wednesday, 25th April:
Low energy electron diffraction (LEED), chapter 9 of G. Ertl and J. Küppers, Low Energy Electrons and Surface Chemistry, VCH, Weinheim 1985.
G. Binnig and H. Rohrer, Nobel lecture 1986, available from
G. Binnig and H. Rohrer, Scanning tunneling microscopy, IBM J. Res. Develop. 44 (2000) 279.

Lecture material of Wednesday, 25th April:
LEED lecture by Anders Mikkelsen
STM lecture by Anders Mikkelsen

Reading for the cross-sectional STM project:
Cross-Sectional Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, E.T. Yu, Chem. Rev. 97 (1997) 1017
Cross-sectional scanning tunneling microscopy studies of novel III-V semiconductor structures, A. Mikkelsen and E. Lundgren, Prog. Surf. Sci. 80 (2005) 1
Tunneling spectroscopy of the GaAs(110) surface, R. M. Feenstra and Joseph A. Stroscio, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 5 (1987) 923

Lecture material of Wednesday, 10th May:
Diffusion lecture
Collective and single particle diffusion on surfaces, T. Ala-Nissila, R. Ferrando, and S. C. Ying, Adv. Phys. 51 (2002) 949
Transport of adsorbates at metal surfaces: from thermal migration to hot precursors, J. V. Barth, Surf. Sci. Rep. 40 (2000) 75

Ytfysikkursen ges av Avdelningen för synkrotronljusfysik.
Adress: Sölvegatan 14, S-223 62 Lund, Sweden
Telefon: +46 (0)46-222 00 00, Fax: +46 (0)46-222 42 21
Kursansvarig: Jesper Andersen
och Joachim Schnadt
Senaste uppdatering: 070509