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CHE 527: Analytical Surface Spectroscopy

This course is meant to introduce methods of surface analysis and their applications within a framework which includes a problem solving approach to complex real world systems.  The course is typically divided into three areas: formal lecture material, teamwork based problems sets, assignments and oral presentation/research review paper.  The lecture typically covers electron spectroscopies, optical spectroscopies and ion spectroscopy as they are applied to the determination of surface chemistry.  The applications of these methods are developed through the problem sets and the review papers.  Topics such as catalysis, corrosion, adhesion, semiconductor materials, biomaterials, electrochemical surfaces, polymers, and membranes are often discussed.