'Surface Science' course

This course will be offered starting from March 2020 at the Feinberg Graduate School. Syllabus can be found here.

Students interested in this field are 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

Check out Prof. Gerhard Ertl's 2007 Nobel Prize in Chemistry lecture: In English, in German

Course materials:

We will upload the lecture notes and the assignments here.

Good reference books:

Surface chemistry

Introduction to Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, 2nd Edition. Gabor A. Somorjai, Yimin Li. This book is available at WIS library.

Surface Science: Foundations of Catalysis and Nanoscience, 3rd Edition. Kurt W. Kolasinski. Link This book is also available at WIS library.

Surface physics

Oberflächenphysik des Festkörpers (German only). Martin Henzler, Wolfgang Göpel. This book is available in our group.

Heterogeneous catalysis

Concepts of Modern Catalysis and Kinetics, 2nd, Revised and Enlarged Edition. I. Chorkendorff, J. W. Niemantsverdriet. This book is available in our group.

Photoelectron spectroscopy

Surface analysis by Auger and x‐ray photoelectron spectroscopy. D. Briggs, J. T. Grant.

Core Level Spectroscopy of Solids. Frank de Groot, Akio Kotani.

X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy: An introduction to Principles and Practices. Paul van der Heide. This book is available in our group.

Photoelectron spectroscopy (advanced)

Photoelectron Spectroscopy - Principles and Application. Stephan Hüfner. This book is available in our group.

Scanning tunnelling microscopy (advanced) 

Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy: Second Edition. Julian Chen. Link This book is also available in our group.

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

NEXAFS Spectroscopy. Joachim Stöhr. This book is available in our group.

Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (advanced)

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

Surface characterization - general

Modern Techniques of Surface Science. D. Phil Woodruff. Link