14IIM35 - Surface Engineering

Course specification
Course titleSurface Engineering
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ConditionGeneral Chemistry I, Mathematics I, Technical Physics I (attendance) General Chemistry II, Mathematics II (exam)Облик условљености
      The goalSurface Engineering course aims to introduce students to the processes taking place at surfaces and interfaces, with an emphasis on solid surface phase boundary with gaseous and liquid phase. Acquiring theoretical background in surface modification by application of various modern technologies, as well as learning methods of nanomaterials production. Students should acquire the fundamentals of modern surface characterization techniques
      The outcomeStudents have learnt characteristics of phase boundaries and are familiar with surface modification by various techniques of thin coatings deposition. Students would be able to obtain a unified view of criteria to choose the method of a surface modification to improve the desired properties of the substrate. Student has acquired basic theoretical knowledge of the application of modern techniques in testing and characterization of surfaces.
      Contents of lecturesSurface phenomena (Structure and energy at interfaces) Adsorption on solid surfaces (Types of adsorption, The extent and rate of surface processes- adsorption and desorption, Adsorption isoterms) Chemical reactions at surfaces (Catalytic activity at surfaces, Heterogeneous catalysis) Surface modification (Thin coating deposition, Oxidation, Electroless deposition, Electrochemical deposition, Vapor deposition, Plasma surface treatment, Photochemical deposition) Adhesion Systems with developed area (disperse systems-colloidal systems, nanomaterials) Surface characterization –Spectroscopic techniques in probing solid surfaces (X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy-XPS; Auger electron spectroscopy-AES; Ultraviolet photoemission spectroscopy-UPS, Temperature programmed desorption-TPD; Atomic force microscopy-AFM; Scanning electron microscopy-SEM); Scanning tunneling microscopy-STM; X-ray diffraction-XRD)
      Contents of exercisesAdsorption on solid surfaces. Adsorption isoterms analysis. Demonstration of AFM/STM. Seminar. Demonstration of XRD. Seminar.
      1. J. Bajat, Inženjerstvo površina materijala, Interna skripta, Beograd, 2013. (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingLectures, laboratory classes, discussions of experimental work, seminar.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lecturesTest paper
      Practical lessons40Oral examination50