Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering (Master's Course) Division of Advanced Science and Engineering Physics Program
Lecture Code WSB16000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 表面物理学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Surface Physics
オクダ タイチ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Thur5-8:SCI B301
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture using projector and blackboard 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Physics
Eligible Students
Keywords Surface, Interface, film growth, spintronics, photoemission, scanning tunneling microscopy 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
In this lecture, the structure and electronic states of clean solid surfaces and molecular/atom adsorbed surfaces, and surface-specific phenomena etc. will be explained. In addition, various experimental methods used in surface science will be described. Furthermore, some of the forefront researches of surface science will be introduced.    
Class Schedule lesson1 Introduction
lesson2 Surface crystallography
lesson3,4 Structure of surfaces
lesson 5,6 Methods of surface structural analysis
lesson7,8 Electronic states of clean and adsorbed surfaces
lesson9,10 Methods of surface electronic states analysis
lesson11,12 Surface-specific physical properties (CDW, Quantum well, surface magnetism etc.)
lesson 13 Electronic excitation at surface, Adsorption and its dynamics
lesson14, 15 Recent topics on surface physics (including, 2D materials,  Rashba effect, Topological insulator etc.)

Short test and/or report 
For example,
A. Zangwill, Physics at surfaces, M.C. Desjonqueres and D. Spanjaard, Concepts in
Surface Physics, F. Bechstedt. Principles of Surface Physics (Springer, 2003) etc. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) projector, blackboard, handouts. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review the contents of your interests. Learn the recent trends of researches from papers. 
Grading Method reports or test(50%) and total attitude(50%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Other In case that international students take classes, the lectures will be given in both English and Japanese. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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