TIF120 Surface and Nanophysics

TIF120 is a 7.5 HP master level course, examined by Prof. Timur Shegai and Prof. Christoph Langhammer.

Course goals

  • To provide the student a concept-oriented introduction to the field of surface physics and nanophysics with particular emphasis on (i) experimental techniques for characterization of surfaces and nanostructures, (ii) reactions on flat surfaces and nanoparticles, (iii) nanofabrication and colloidal synthesis and (vi) nanoplasmonics and quantum photonics.
  • To familiarize the student with central unifying concepts and experimental, as well as theoretical, tools needed for understanding the properties of surfaces and nanoparticles.
  • To highlight the importance of symbiosis between experimental and theoretical approaches in the surface and nanophysics area.
  • To introduce the key physical concepts of plasmonic excitations at surfaces and in nanostructures, as well as give an overview of their applications in sensing.