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Code MAT 401
Term 201702
Title Surface Chemistry
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Subject Materials Sci.& Nano Eng.(MAT)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Gozde ?nce -gozdeince@sabanciuniv.edu,
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
Prerequisites
(only for SU students)
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Mode of Delivery Formal lecture,Interactive lecture
Planned Learning Activities Interactive,Learner centered,Discussion based learning
Content

External surfaces, clean surfaces, interfaces, the technique of surface science, surface diffraction, structure of clean surfaces, structure of adsorbed monolayers, surface thermodynamic functions, surface tension, surface heat capacity, surface energy, thermodynamics of adsorbed monolyers, surface atom vibrations, elementary processes of gas-surface interactions, electrical properties of surfaces, surface chemical bond, catalysis by surfaces.

Objective

To introduce different types of surfaces and chemical and physical mechanisms active on these surfaces relevant to current research problems.

Learning Outcome

* describe the difference between a surface and an interface, list the conditions for a clean surface and calculate the amount of molecules/atoms on the surface for a given vacuum condition.
* write surface thermodynamic functions, define surface tension in terms of thermodynamic functions and relate the surface curvature to surface tension.
* describe different types of surface atom interactions, distinguish between physisorption and chemisorption and list the conditions for physisorption.
* describe the differences between dissociative, nondissociative and competitive chemisorptions and define sticking coefficient in terms of chemisorbed species.
* describe different surface reaction mechanisms which involve more than one species.
* define adsorption isotherms, describe and compare Langmuir and BET isotherms.
* write down the rate equation for first order and second order desorption mechanisms and compare the two cases.
* describe the effects of surface forces on bond formation and bond breaking between the surface atoms and adsorbates.
* describe the band structure and electronic states for surfaces and explain adsorption induced charge transfer.
* explain probes used for surface characterization techniques, list several of these techniques and describe the differences between bulk characterization vs surface characterization techniques.
* compare heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis reactions on the surface, effects of surface active sites on the catalytic action and write the reaction kinetics for a simple catalytic reaction on the surface.

Programme Outcomes
 
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 1
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 1
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 3
4 Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 3
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 3
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Eng. & Natural Sci.
1 Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems. 5
2 Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 5
3 Develop, choose and use modern techniques and tools that are needed for analysis and solution of complex problems faced in engineering applications; possess knowledge of standards used in engineering applications; use information technologies effectively. 4
4 Ability to design a complex system, process, instrument or a product under realistic constraints and conditions, with the goal of fulfilling specified needs; apply modern design techniques for this purpose. 4
5 Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas. 3
6 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development. 1
7 Knowledge of impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, health and societal context; knowledge of contemporary issues; awareness on legal outcomes of engineering solutions; understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 1
Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering Program Outcomes Area Electives
1 Comprehend key concepts in biology and physiology, with emphasis on molecular genetics, biochemistry and molecular and cell biology as well as advanced mathematics and statistics. 2
2 Develop conceptual background for interfacing of biology with engineering for a professional awareness of contemporary biological research questions and the experimental and theoretical methods used to address them. 1
Materials Science and Nano Engineering Program Outcomes Area Electives
1 Applying fundamental and advanced knowledge of natural sciences as well as engineering principles to develop and design new materials and establish the relation between internal structure and physical properties using experimental, computational and theoretical tools. 5
2 Merging the existing knowledge on physical properties, design limits and fabrication methods in materials selection for a particular application or to resolve material performance related problems. 4
3 Predicting and understanding the behavior of a material under use in a specific environment knowing the internal structure or vice versa. 4
Assessment Methods and Criteria
  Percentage (%)
Final 40
Midterm 30
Homework 30
Recommended or Required Reading
Readings

"Introduction to Surface Chemistry and Catalysis", by Gabor A. Somorjai, Yimin Li, 2nd Edition, Wiley (2010)
"Surface Science", by Kurt K. Kolasinski, 2nd Edition, Wiley (2009)