Period: Second ECTS: 4
Topic 1 Introduction
Relevance of surfaces for systems with nanometer-size and reduced dimensionality.
Topic 2 Atomic and electronic structure of surfaces
Structure, reconstructions and relaxations, electronic surface states, work function.
Topic 3 Graphene
Description, properties, synthetic methods, controlled modifications.
Topic 4 Surface nanopatterning: lithography
Topic 5 Adsorption
Physisorption and chemisorption, Surface functionalization.
Topic 6 Diffusion and aggregation
Diffusion modes, aggregation and self-assembly, growth modes.
Topic 7 Magnetic and transport properties of nanostructures and systems with reduced dimensionality
- A. Zangwill, Physics at surfaces, 2nd edition, Cambridge Univ. Press (Cambridge 1990)
- H. Lüth, Surfaces and interfaces of solids, Springer (Berlín, 1993)
Coordinator Roberto Otero Martín
More info on the course official guide (Guía docente)