King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Department of Physics

Physics 434

Introduction To The Physics of Surfaces

First Semester 1999-2000 (Term 991)

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Instructor’s Name: Dr. Abdelkrim Mekki

Phone: 860 4292 (Office)

Phone: 860 4105 (Lab.)

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1. Briggs & Seah, "Practical Surface Analysis", Volume 1, J. Wiley, New York (1990).

2. Riviere, "Surface Analytical Techniques", Oxford (1990).

3. Ashcroft and Mermin, "Solid State Physics", Suanders, Philadelphia (1976).

1. Homework/Quizzes 20 %

2. Major Exam 40 %

3. Final Examination/Presentation 40 %

Weekly Schedule:

Week

Topics

1

Introduction

2

Surface Crystallography

3 & 4

Electronic Structure

5 & 6

Instrumentation

7 & 8

Low Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED) And Reflection High Energy Electron Diffraction (RHEED)

9 & 10

Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES)

11 & 12

X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)

13 & 14

Ultra-violet Photoelectron Spectroscopy (UPS)

15

Demonstrations