Timetable-Two for Surface and Thin Films, Spring 2011

John Venables, Dept of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

Timetable-Two: after Spring Break

Week            Lectures/Reading         Topics/Assignments

Mar  	Several students at Conferences. Questions on sections 1 and 2, 
21-25 	plus preparation for Talks and Projects

Mar 28 	Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster Lecture: lecture by Dr Venables
Apr 1	Student Talks on Problems related to Assignment #2 (#1 Ben Miller, #2 Jailing Yang, Tianyin Sun)	

Apr 	Structure of Talks, a recent conference example: Huts on Ge/Si(001)
4-8 	More on Crystal Growth and Diffusion
 
Apr     Introduction to Ion-based techniques (Lecture by Dr Culbertson)
11-15 	Student Talk (#3 Michael Mosher) plus preparation for Dr Thiel's Visit

Apr  	Guest Speaker: Dr Patricia Thiel (Iowa State, Ames Laboratory):   
18-22 	More on Ion-beams and PIXE (Lab visit); Talk and Project preparation

Apr   	Student Talk: (#4 Qing Chen), Discussion, Evaluations	
25-29 	Outline of Plasmonics, General Discussion
  	
May  	Student Talks (#5 Tianyin Sun, #6 Xin Liu) 
2-6     Term projects due by Friday, May 6 at midday

To get an idea of possible choices after Spring Break, consult the Lecture list, the current Course outline, or the Book contents. What will actually happen is subject to consultation with individual students.

Important dates: 
	April 1/3 Course withdrawal inperson/online; 
	May 3, Last day of classes; May 4, Reading Day; May 6, Written Projects due:
	(this course does not have a written Final Exam); May 12, Graduate Commencement.

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Latest version of this document: 15th July 2012, ex 20th April 2011.