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CH6590/4590 Special Topics: Surface Science and Spectroscopy

Fall 2015

Credits: 3.0

Description: This course will cover Surface Science techniques used to characterize and analyze interfaces and surface chemical reactions. Multiple surface science techniques are needed give a complete understanding of reactions on surfaces at the molecular level. These analysis techniques are operated in vacuum and near ambient conditions, including vibrational spectroscopy, electron spectroscopies, microscopies and thermal desorption techniques. This course will provide an overview and analysis tools for traditional and modern surface science techniques. The course will highlight the basics and analysis that have many applications for research in chemistry, materials science, engineering and environmental science.

Learning Objectives

  1. 1.By the end of this course students will be able to:
  2. 2.Distinguish differences between surface science techniques and their respective capabilities
  3. 3.Analyze example data from surface science techniques
  4. 4.Recognize, review and interpret surface science literature
  5. 5.Design an experiment (or project) and choose a surface science technique that would solve a part of a proposed hypothesis

 

CH3510 Physical Chemistry I: Thermodynamics, Equilibrium and Kinetics

Spring 2016, 2017

Credits: 3.0

Description: This course covers ideal and non-ideal gas laws, the kinetic theory of gases, equations of state, liquid-vapor equilibrium, the laws of thermodynamics, solid-liquid-vapor equilibria, the chemical potential, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, the phase rule, phase diagrams and chemical kinetics.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. 1.Understand thermodynamic and macroscopic principles of physical chemistry
  2. 2.Analyze and use mathematics to solve problems
  3. 3.Apply fundamental thermodynamic principles to explain chemical phenomena towards applications

 

CH5520: Chemical Kinetics

Fall 2016

Credits: 3.0

Description: This course covers an advanced study of chemical reaction rates, collision theory, enzyme kinetics, reaction dynamics,transition state theory, photochemistry, atmospheric chemistry, including methods of analysis and theory of rate processes.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. 1.Understand reaction rate theory of various processes
  2. 2.Determine method of analysis for kinetic measurements
  3. 3.Apply concepts and equations to various chemical scenarios
  4. 4.Read and critique literature that demonstrations kinetic principles

 

CH5660/MY5660 Surface Science and Spectroscopy

Fall 2017

Credits: 3.0

Description: This course covers the physical and chemical properties that govern surface science processes in addition to appropriate analysis techniques used to characterize and analyze interfaces and surface chemical reactions. This course will provide an overview of physical chemistry and materials science principles for understanding modern surface science. Included is an overview of the analysis techniques needed to understand surface chemistry, including vibrational spectroscopy, electron spectroscopies and atomic level microscopic techniques with lab demonstrations. The course will highlight the basics and analysis that have many applications for research in chemistry, materials science, and engineering.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course students will be able to:

1. Understand the physical and chemical processes on a surface
2. Distinguish differences between surface science techniques and their respective capabilities
3. Analyze example data from surface science techniques
4. Recognize, review and interpret surface science literature
5. Design an experiment (or project) and choose a surface science technique that would solve a proposed hypothesis

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