'Surface Science' course

We plan to offer this course starting from November 2019 at the Feinberg Graduate School.

Students interested in our research are also suggested to take the following courses:
'Solid State Physics' taught by Prof. Oren Tal and Dr. Omer Yaffe
'Spectroscopy and Microscopy In Condensed Matter Physics' taught by Dr. Haim Beidenkopf
'Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics' tought by Prof. Robert Gordon

Also relevant are:
'A Theoretical And Practical Introduction To Scanning Probe Microscopy' taught by Dr. Sidney Cohen
'Topics in Data Acquisition and Analysis' taught by Dr. Sidney Cohen and Dr. Hagai Cohen

Course materials:

We will upload the lecture notes and the assignments here.

Do not forget to check out Prof. Gerhard Ertl's 2007 Nobel Prize in Chemistry lecture: In English, auf Deutsch

Good reference books:

Surface chemistry

Introduction to Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, 2nd Edition. Gabor A. Somorjai, Yimin Li. Link

Surface physics

Oberflächenphysik des Festkörpers (German only). Martin Henzler, Wolfgang Göpel. Link

Heterogeneous catalysis

Concepts of Modern Catalysis and Kinetics, 2nd, Revised and Enlarged Edition. I. Chorkendorff, J. W. Niemantsverdriet. Link

Photoelectron spectroscopy (advanced)

Photoelectron Spectroscopy - Principles and Application. Stephan Hüfner. Link

Scanning tunnelling microscopy (advanced) 

Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy: Second Edition. Julian Chen. Link

Near edge fine x-ray absorption structure spectroscopy (advanced) 

NEXAFS Spectroscopy. Joachim Stöhr. Link

Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (advanced)

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy. Peter R. Griffiths, James A. de Haseth. Link


Students of the Feinberg Graduate School who do not have access to these books can contact us.