Surface Sciences

Discover the fundamental properties of physics and chemistry occurring at surfaces and interfaces, central to many recent developments in  science and technology, such as physical chemistry, electronic devices, catalysis, semiconductor processing, new materials development, biomaterials, biotechnology and biomedicine, nanotechnology, and others. Through lectures, projects, and assignments, learn the basic concepts of the field, and operation principles of major analytical techniques and instruments, such as scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and ultraviolet photoemission spectroscopy (UPS). Discuss the applications of these concepts and instruments in various research fields.

Prerequisites or Prior Knowledge

General knowledge in physics and chemistry.