4. Intended learning outcomes

After the course the students should be able to:

 

1) Describe the physical and chemical difference between a surface and the bulk of a material and how this depends on the type of bond in the material.

2) Describe and estimate how lattice structure and chemical bond influences on interface structure and surface reactions.

3) Describe the basic principles, surface specificity, advantages and limitations of the spectroscopic and microscopic methods presented in the course.

4) Judge the importance of surface effects on some technological areas, based on a physical description of those systems.

5) Select/suggest the proper set of experimental methods to determine the electronic and atomic structure, chemical composition and chemical bond strength for a given surface/interface system.

6) Extract and judge relevant information from published research papers in surface science.

7) Analyze data from the methods presented in the course and calculate binding energies, charge transfer, electrical and optical properties, chemical composition and atomic structure. The analysis is not intended to include advanced computer based modeling.

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