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Welcome to CEM 924 "Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry" scheduled for the Spring Semester 2001. This page is primarily directed at students already enrolled in the course and is intended to supply additional information in a convenient form.
What do you think of the CEM 924 Web site? What would you like to see changed? What would you like to see added? If you have any comments please contact the instructor Simon J. Garrett by e-mail or call (517) 355 9715 ext 208.
(updated May 9, 2001)
- The total scores and assigned grades have now been calculated and are here. Congratulations - everyone passed (just)! The reports were generally a little better than I expected but the final examination scores were lower than I expected. Regardless, I had fun teaching the class and I hope you learned something worthwhile.
- The key for the final examination is here. Easy when you've seen the answers!
- Literature reports (those I received in electronic form) are available here. Changes to the report format, graphics or equations may have occurred during file conversion. I did not edit the files in any way except to remove student numbers where I found them. If you are unhappy with the way the report looks, please send me a .pdf version of the correct report and I will upload it to the www site.
- Your reports, final examinations and any computer disks will be returned to you via campus mail or your mailbox. Please carefully check your scores with those I have posted. If there are any serious errors, please let me know as soon as possible.
- The excellent Introduction to Surface Chemistry tutorial by Roger Nix at Queen Mary College, University of London.
- Notes on Surface Physics written by John Venables at Arizona State University. Based on a surface physics lecture course given at ASU so somewhat more mathematical than we really need but clearly written and worthwhile looking at. We touch on many of these topics.
- Electron Spectroscopies for Surface Characterization written by J.J. Weimer at the University of Alabama, Huntsville. Some very useful information on details of XPS instumentation and spectral interpretation.
- Surface Explorer utility that will allow you to visualize a surface structure based on your input of lattice type and Miller indices (both low index and stepped surfaces). Note: this program does not show atoms located at the corners of the outermost unit cells (although it shows the unit cell boundary) so beware of setting the size (N1, N2, N3) to be 1. Fritz-Haber Institute, Berlin.
- Crystal Designer software home page. This software allows you to draw surfaces and crystal structures with a variety of options. The downloadable demo version (Mac only) is fully featured but doesn't allow saving of files or graphics.
- Examples of beautiful STM images can be found at these sites from Technical University Vienna (TU Wien) and IBM Almaden. The power of STM for the study of reconstruction, alloying, surface reactions and charge density waves. All manner of molecular stick figures, fly-by movies, electron corrales, atom writing and general STM silliness can be found at the IBM site.
- Notes on the theory and instrumentation for Auger electron spectroscopy. Also theory and instrumentation for secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) from Charles Evans and Assoc. (a surface analysis company).
- The UK-based Surface Analysis Forum collects information and links to other surface science around the world. Including tutorials, databases, software, conferences and journals.
This page created November 10, 1997 by Simon J. Garrett.
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