2023-2024 / CHIM9266-1

Characterization of nanostructures by scanning probe techniques


15h Th

Number of credits

 Master in physics, research focus (FAME+)2 crédits 
 Master in chemistry (120 ECTS) (AMIS)2 crédits 
 Master in chemistry (120 ECTS) (FAME AIS)2 crédits 
 Master in physics (120 ECTS) (AMIS)2 crédits 
 Master in physics (120 ECTS) (FAME-AIS)2 crédits 
 Advanced Master in Nanotechnologies2 crédits 


Anne-Sophie Duwez, Damien Sluysmans


Anne-Sophie Duwez

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course will discuss tools derived from SPM techniques to characterize and manipulate nanoobjetcs and molecules (especially AFM: imaging and single molecule force spectroscopy)

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Acquisition of a good basic knowledge of advances SPM techniques.
Learning independence. Search for information. Acquisition of questioning mind. Time management. 

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Good knowledge in physical chemistry and surface science

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Problem-based learning

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

2h sessions during which students solve the problems/questions

Recommended or required readings

Slides made available (eCampus). References given in the slides.

Written examination
The type of evaluation could be adapted depending on the COVID situation.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Professor A.-S. Duwez Département de Chimie, Bât. B6a - 4000 Liège 1 (Sart-Tilman) Tél. : 04/3663482 - e-mail : asduwez@uliege.be
Dr Damien Sluysmans E-mail: damien.sluysmans@uliege.be

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