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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Surfaces of Solid Materials: Reactivity and Structure - N105015
Title: Reaktivita a struktura povrchu pevných látek
Guaranteed by: Department of Inorganic Technology (105)
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:5
E-Credits: winter s.:5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/2 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: M105007
For type:  
Guarantor: Lhotka Miloslav Ing. Ph.D.
Hnát Jaromír Ing. Ph.D.
Z//Is interchangeable with: M105007
Annotation -
Last update: Lhotka Miloslav Ing. Ph.D. (11.07.2013)
This course is designed to provide the fundamentals of fluid - solid surfaces phenomena, including detailed discussion of the experimental characterisation techniques used both for structural and chemical properties of solid surfaces. Adsorption, catalytic activation and flow phenomena in porous structures are discussed. Specific applications to catalytic engineering, electrochemistry, and material sciences are investigated.
Aim of the course -
Last update: ROZ105 (15.08.2013)

Students will be able to:

Describe the basic phenomena occurring at the solid-liquid interface

Design optimal experimental method to characterize the structure and chemical composition of solid surfaces

Combine phenomena of adsorption, catalytic activation and transport in porous media with industrially important applications in catalysis, electrochemistry and material science.

Literature -
Last update: Lhotka Miloslav Ing. Ph.D. (11.07.2013)

A:Morrison S.R.: The Chemical Physics of Surfaces, Plenum Press N.Y. 1977

A:Attard G., Barnes C.: Surfaces, Oxford University Press 1998

R:Lowell S., Shields J.E., Thomas M.A., Thommes M.:Characterization of Porous Solids and Powders:Surface Area, Pore Size and Density, Kluwer Academic Publishers,2004

Learning resources -
Last update: Lhotka Miloslav Ing. Ph.D. (11.07.2013)

Applied Surface Science:

Requirements to the exam - Czech
Last update: Lhotka Miloslav Ing. Ph.D. (12.11.2012)

Požadavkem k udělení zápočtu je absolvování zápočtového testu se ziskem nejméně 60% možných bodů a vypracování semestrálního projektu na předem dané téma.

Zkouška má pouze ústní část.

Syllabus -
Last update: Lhotka Miloslav Ing. Ph.D. (11.07.2013)

1. Surface characteristics of solids, classification of methods

2. Geometric and textural characteristics of solid surface

3. The thermodynamics of phase boundaries, adsorption isotherms

4. Size distribution of mesopores, adsorption method

5. Size distribution of micropores, adsorption method, immersion calorimetry

6. Mercury porosimetry, size distribution of macropores

7. Electron spectroscopy ESCA, principle, apparatus

8. Auger and some other electron spectroscopies

9. SIMS, electron microscopy and microprobe, examples of application

10. Surface structure, electron diffraction methods

11. Models of chemisorption on ionic crystals and semiconductors

12. Catalytic activation of simple molecules (N2,O2,H2,CO)

13. Mechanism of transport in porous materials, membrane processes

14. Catalytic processes in porous materials

Registration requirements -
Last update: Lhotka Miloslav Ing. Ph.D. (11.07.2013)

Physical Chemistry

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 0,5 14
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Práce na individuálním projektu 0,5 14
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
Účast na seminářích 1 28
5 / 5 140 / 140
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Defense of an individual project 10
Examination test 20
Oral examination 70