- Learn about common surface analysis techniques for measuring a wide range of properties of solid surfaces.
- Understand the capabilities and limitations of common surface analysis techniques.
This course provides a broad introduction to common surface analysis techniques. After a brief overview of the unique features of surfaces, we introduce surface analysis techniques used for imaging, structural and chemical determinations, optical characterization, thermal and thermodynamic measurements, electrical and magnetic characterization, and mechanical property determination. Capabilities and limitations of the techniques will be presented.