Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.
The student knows atomic and nanoscale phenomena that affect chemical, mechanical, optical, biological and fluidic surface processes.
The student can explain most important subtractive and additive surface modification methods.
The student knows major thin film deposition processes: PVD, CVD, ALD.
The student is aware of surface non-idealities and degradation processes.
The student can design and execute a simple surface preparation process and report on its results.
The student can critically read original scientific litearure on the topical area of surfaces and films.
Schedule: 09.09.2020 - 02.12.2020
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Jari Koskinen
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sami Franssila, Sami Franssila, Ville Jokinen, Maarit Karppinen, Jari Koskinen
Contact information for the course (valid 12.08.2020-21.12.2112):
CEFR level (applies in this implementation):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Teaching language: English
Languages of study attainment: English
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
Intro: physical, chemical, mechanical, optical, biosurfaces Ideal surfaces, vacuum, gas-solid, contamination, native oxides Surface treatments: cleaning, activation, passivation, chemical coatings Wetting and superhydrophobicity ALD & MLD, surface reactivity, chemisorption, physisorption CVD, sticking probability, kinetics, diffusion, LFS PVD, surface diffusion, coalescence, ripening, structure Epitaxy, superlattices, nanolaminates Adsorption, biomolecules on surfaces, biocompatibility, biosensors Adhesion, bonding, gekko, PDMS Surface degradation (friction, lubrication, abrasion, erosion, corrosion)
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Lab project report
Weekly lectures and exercises.
Original scientific articles
Details on the schedule
Applies in this implementation:
Wednesdays 12-15 o'clock, from September 9th till December 2nd.