Nicholas Spencer: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2018

Award: The Golden Owl
Name Prof. em. Dr. Nicholas Spencer
FieldOberflächentechnik
Address
Lehre Materialwissenschaft
ETH Zürich, HCP F 41.1
Leopold-Ruzicka-Weg 4
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 58 50
E-mailnicholas.spencer@mat.ethz.ch
DepartmentMaterials
RelationshipProfessor emeritus

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
327-0103-00LIntroduction to Materials Science3 credits3GM. Niederberger, L. Heyderman, N. Spencer, P. Uggowitzer
AbstractFundamental knowledge and understanding of the atomistic and macroscopic concepts of material science.
ObjectiveBasic concepts in materials science.
ContentContents:
Atomic structure
Atomic bonds
Crystalline structure, perfection - imperfection
Thermodynamics and phase diagrams
Diffusion
Mechanical properties
Electric, magnetic and optical properties of materials
Surfaces
Materials ageing and failure
LiteratureJames F. Shackelford
Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers
5th Ed., Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2000
327-0505-00LSurfaces, Interfaces and their Applications I Information 3 credits2V + 1UN. Spencer, M. P. Heuberger, L. Isa
AbstractAfter being introduced to the physical/chemical principles and importance of surfaces and interfaces, the student is introduced to the most important techniques that can be used to characterize surfaces. Later, liquid interfaces are treated, followed by an introduction to the fields of tribology (friction, lubrication, and wear) and corrosion.
ObjectiveTo gain an understanding of the physical and chemical principles, as well as the tools and applications of surface science, and to be able to choose appropriate surface-analytical approaches for solving problems.
ContentIntroduction to Surface Science
Physical Structure of Surfaces
Surface Forces (static and dynamic)
Adsorbates on Surfaces
Surface Thermodynamics and Kinetics
The Solid-Liquid Interface
Electron Spectroscopy
Vibrational Spectroscopy on Surfaces
Scanning Probe Microscopy
Introduction to Tribology
Introduction to Corrosion Science
Lecture notesScript Download:
https://www.ethz.ch/content/specialinterest/matl/surface/en/education/SI-A-1.html
LiteratureScript (20 CHF)
Book: "Surface Analysis--The Principal Techniques", Ed. J.C. Vickerman, Wiley, ISBN 0-471-97292
Prerequisites / NoticeChemistry:
General undergraduate chemistry
including basic chemical kinetics and thermodynamics

Physics:
General undergraduate physics
including basic theory of diffraction and basic knowledge of crystal structures