Latest info on the course
I have finished grading the first exam - points can be found in the pdf-file below.
The exam had a maximum of 46 points. For the final evaluation, I have rescaled points so that the weight of the wikipedia-page project and the calculation exercises remains the same. The same pdf-file has the exercise points, the wikipedia-page project points and the grades where available.
Exam on the 27th of May will again be a home exam; there will be a link to the pdf and the answer are also returned via Mycourses. The answer deadline will be 6pm on Monday the 1st of June.
This course will discuss the basic concepts of surface physics, including electronic and structural properties of surfaces and the typical experimental techniques used to study them. We will place a special emphasis on experimental techniques capable of yielding atomic scale information of surfaces (focussing on scanning probe microscopies). In addition to the usual concepts related to surface electronic structure (reconstructions, work function, electronic surface states), we will also overview some cutting edge topics in condensed-matter physics involving surfaces (two-dimensional materials, topological surface states). Applications in surface processes, including catalysis and thin-film growth will also be discussed.
P. Hofmann, Surface Physics: An Introduction, ebook, ISBN 978-87-996090-1-7 (https://philiphofmann.net/surface-physics-book/).
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Wikipedia page project and an exam