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CH5713   Surface Science and Heterogeneous Catalysis

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

The module describes the Chemistry of solid surfaces with particular reference to the structure of metal, oxide and semiconductor surfaces. The techniques available to characterise the uppermost atomic layers of a solid are presented and the novel reactivity of surfaces is linked to applications in sensors, electronic devices, heterogeneous catalysis as well as the processes of corrosion, friction and wear.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass CH2501 and pass CH2701

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 - 3 lectures per week over 9 - 10 weeks (within Weeks 1-11) and 2 - 3 tutorials in total.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 80

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: Oral Re-assessment = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Prof C J Baddeley
Module teaching staff: Prof C J Baddeley, Prof P A Wright