'Surface Science' course

Next course will be offered in Spring 2022 at the Feinberg Graduate School. Syllabus can be found here.

Students interested in this field are suggested to take the following course:
'Solid State Physics' taught by Dr. Ayelet Vilan
This is not a prerequisite for the course, but will make around 50% of the course material easier to understand.

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

Good reference books:

Surface chemistry and Heterogeneous catalysis

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

Surface physics

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

Physics of Surfaces and Interfaces, Harald Ibach.

Core-level Spectroscopy (X-ray photoelectron and X-ray Absorption)

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.NEXAFS Spectroscopy. Joachim Stöhr. 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.

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