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Surface Physics

Surface physics, part 1 (UE S1-3)

From interatomic forces to extended interactions, this course proposes to link microscopic to macroscopic properties in surfaces and interfaces as solid‐solid or solid‐liquid which are ubiquitous in nanoscience. Properties of surfaces and low‐dimensional nanoobjects are explored both from solid state physics concepts to molecular science.


  • Final written exam

Prior knowledge

Basics of Physics (for non-physicists)


  • Charles Kittel, "Introduction to Solid State Physics", Wiley, New York, eighth edition, 2004

course volume

  • lecture: 30h
  • tutorial: 30h
  • ECTS: 6