Surface properties

Surface propertiesCode de l'UE : HMCH156


Part 1: The objective of this introductory part is to explain the main principles governing the behavior of interfacial and colloidal systems containing solid particles. The knowledge of interfacial mechanisms is put on a more systematic basis to describe the use of molecular probe methods to determine the surface properties of various solids and solid materials.
Part 2:
Definition of interfaces
Morphological observation surface (electron microscopy and optical near field)
Chemical analysis (Auger spectroscopy, XPS, SIMS, HREELS)
Structural and functional analysis in situ (sessile drop, ATR, SERS quartz microbalance, ellipsometry, large instruments)


Part 1: Understanding the main mechanisms governing the behavior of interfacial and colloidal systems, knowledge of the surface properties of solids and solid materials, capability of choosing an appropriate method to characterize surface properties
Part 2 : Knowing in detail the raised surface analysis techniques: being able to describe, to schematize the device to give the benefits and challenges of technology based on the sample type.
Get a sense of resolution and sensitivity for each technique.
Being able to understand a publication that implements a technical study and explain these results..

Pré-requis recommandés

Part 1: Fundamental concepts of physical chemistry
Part 2: Chemistry and physics basic concepts

Volume horaire

  • CM : 17
  • TD : 8
  • TP : 0
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Crédits ECTS 3

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Werner PAULUS (werner.paulus @