SURFACE AND NANOMATERIAL CHARACTERISATION
Credit points: 15
In this subject you will explore solid material surfaces and inter faces, which are key to modern manufactured materials and devices. You will investigate the elemental, chemical and molecular properties of materials relevant to adhesion, biocompatibility and environmental protection, sensing and devices . You will investigate industrially important characterisation and data analysis techniques including surface analytical techniques, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, and Auger Electron Spectroscopy, and related synchrotron techniques.
Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Pigram
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted into one the following course: SHS,SZHSMN ,SNMT or PSMSC or must have Course Co-ordinator approval to enrol in this subject
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Modern techniques of
AuthorWoodruff, D. P. and Delchar, T. A.
PublisherCambridge University Press
Practical Surface Analysis: Auger and X-ray PES
AuthorBriggs, D., and Seah, M. P.
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Pigram
Laboratory ClassWeek: 32 - 43
One 3.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Three individual practical reports (1300 word equiv each)
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One essay related to oral presentation (1000 word equiv.)
One 10-minute oral presentation (1000 word equiv)