PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF SOLID STATE AND SURFACES
Main Physical Chemistry I and Materials Science topics in 1st cycle bachelor degree programs
The teacher assesses if and to what extent the student has reached the course objectives.
A formal knowledge-based evaluation of the general topics delivered. The examination is performed through an oral exam .
The students can do a mid term test: a class presentation of about 15 minutes on a topic selected by the students from a list that the teacher will give at about the end of March of each year. This presentation will count for 30 % of your final grade
Joining fundamental concepts of the solid state and surface physical chemistry with applicative issues in the science and technology of semiconductors.
Importance of defects on material properties , mainly in semiconductors . Elements of physical chemistry of surfaces. Adsorption phenomena: physisorption and chemisorption. Principal methods and techniques of Surface Characterization. Growth techniques of massive materials and thin film deposition procedures. Correlation of properties, defects and growth techniques
Defects in solids : Point and extended defects and their interactions. Elements of surface crystallography. Surface relaxation and reconstruction in vacuum. Reconstruction of real surfaces and defects at surfaces. Adsorption phenomena: physisorption and chemisorption. Principal methods and techniques of Surface Characterization (SEM XPS, AUGER, SIMS). Growth techniques of massive materials . General aspects of thin film deposition procedures and main thin film deposition techniques. General aspects of thin film deposition procedures.
S. Eliot The Physics and Chemistry of solids Wiley
J. D. Plummer , M.D. Deal, P.B. Griffin Silicon VLSI Technology Prentice Hall
Sergio Pizzini Physical Chemistry of Semiconductor Materials and Processes Wiley
Surface science an introduction J. b. Hudson
All these books are available in the UNIMIB library
Lectures in the classroom