The characteristic of surface and near-surface regions of materials can be characterised by various surface analysis techniques. Applications of many engineering materials are determined by the surface and near-surface structures. Therefore, well-being of this region is essential in order to obtain a pre-required condition for those materials to be applied for a specific application. Typically, failure of engineering products may be traced back to surface/near-surface contamination or surface reconstruction. In order to obtain more information related to the failure, in-sight of these regions need to be exposed. This course is outlined to introduce basic principles of surface science, which serve as an essential foundation to explain the operation concepts and applications of several important surface analysis techniques. Know-how of interpreting the analysis data is also briefly explained in this “easy-to-follow” and “easy-to-understand” training course. With these and the support of brief but sufficient theories of fundamental, skill of selecting a relevant and appropriate technique with respect to its practical engineering usage will be covered. Ultimate goal for this course is to increase level of knowledge in making a correct technical decision to solve surface related issues and transform knowledge into applications.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
· List down common techniques used for surface analysis.
· Explain operation principles of those techniques.
· State advantages and limitations of a given technique.
· Systematically identify and justify useful analytical technique for problem solving.
Who Should Attend
Technicians, engineers, and researchers
Decision makers, policy makers, and managers
Date: 2 – 3 July 2019
Venue: MIMOS@Technology Park Malaysia