Credit points: 15
Characterisation of solid material surfaces and surface layers, preparation of clean solid surfaces for analysis, thermal treatment, ion etching, adsorption, description and adsorption isotherm models (Langmuir et al.) surface structural techniques, LEED (Low Energy Electron Diffraction), STM (Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy), AFM (Atom Force Microscopy), EXAFS (Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure), surface analytical techniques, XPS (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy), SIMS (Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry), AES (Auger Electron Spectroscopy), NEXAFS (Near Edge), SEXAFS (Surface), atomic electron binding energies in materials and surfaces, Hartree-Fock methods of calculation of core level binding energy of electrons, laboratory and synchrotron photon sources for performing surface analysis, introductory XPS techniques, spectral analysis in XPS including multiplet splitting, shake-up-off, angle resolved effects and photoelectron diffraction.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Pigram
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Prerequisites Acceptance into an honours or masters program (PSMSC) or (SMNT) or (SZHSN) in the Department of Physics, or approval of Department of Physics postgraduate co-ordinator
Incompatible subjects PHY4HNA, PHY4HNB
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Auger and X-ray Photoelectron spectroscopy: Practical surface analysis||Prescribed||Briggs, D, and Seah, M. P, 1995||JOHN WILEY AND SONS|
|Readings||Modern techniques of surface science||Prescribed||Woodruff, D. P, and Delchar.||T. A, CAMBRIDGE UP 1988.|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Pigram
Nine 4.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|One 3-hour examination||Students must pass the laboratory and tutorial component to pass the unit.||60|
|practical laboratory reports and tutorial problem sets (equivalent to 1500 words).||40|