Module Notes
Faculty Member (Members):
Undergraduate, 9th Semester (5th Year, Fall)
Module Category: Thematic Unit Electives, Group B
Module Type: Core Chemical Engineering
Teaching Language: Greek
Course Code: CHM_E_Β3
Credits: 3
ECTS Credits: 4
Teaching Type: Lectures (3h/W)
Module Availability on Erasmus Students: No
Course URL: E-Class (CMNG2135)
Module Details

Apply concepts and methods of  Physics and Chemistry of Solids in understanding the behavior of surfaces and interfaces in Materials Engineering processes.

Ability to handle and interpret experimental data from various surface analysis and characterization techniques.

Ability to extend chemical and bulk materials engineering concepts,  in diverse new technological areas pertaining to surface/interface treatment and properties.

Students are expected to have basic knowledge from Physical Chemistry,  Materials Science, Instrumental  Chemical  Analysis

  • Introduction to Solid Surfaces and Interfaces. The necessity  of Ultra-high-vacuum in studying atomically clean surfaces.   An Introduction to Vacuum Science and Technology.
  • Surface  chemical analysis. Introduction to the main spectroscopic techniques for solid surface chemical characterization.
  • Atomic structure of solid surfaces.  Elements of crystallography in two dimensions.   Crystal structure determination using Electron  Diffraction and Scanning Probe  Microscopy techniques. 
  • Electronic properties of solid surfaces.  Work Function - Concepts and measurement techniques.  Contact  potential. Metal - semiconductor  interfaces.
  • Surface  atomic  motion.  Diffusion.   Surface  melting.
  • Adsorption processes on solid surfaces.  Physisorption and chemisorption. Characterization of adsorbed  layers.   Growth  and characterization of thin films. Epitaxy.  Applications in the area of microelectronics.

Teaching Organization


Total Module Workload (ECTS Standards):

107 Hours

Written Examination.

Instructors notes are distributed. Internet sources are suggested.