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Surface and Nanophysics

Course
FIM550
Master’s level
7.5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-11160
Tuition
Full education cost: 15 125 SEK
First payment: 15 125 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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About

This course is a concept oriented introduction to the field of surface physics and nanophysics with particular emphasis on static and dynamic properties, all from the atomic/molecular viewpoint.

We will focus on central unifying concepts and experimental techniques needed for understanding the properties of systems of interest. The symbiosis between experimental and theoretical approaches is emphasized.

We will cover the following topics:

  • geometric and electronic properties of surfaces,
  • scanning probes for microscopy, spectroscopy and manipulation of atomic size objects,
  • adsorption phenomena and dynamic processes at surfaces,
  • quantum dots and quantum wells and
  • clusters, nantubes and small particles on surfaces.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

Fulfilled Bachelor thesis in Physics and English level B.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.