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Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.

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Syllabus for

Academic year
TIF110 - Advanced analysis methods
 
Syllabus adopted 2012-02-22 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPAPP
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Engineering Physics
Department: 16 - PHYSICS


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: D

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    

In programs

MPAEM MATERIALS ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPAPP APPLIED PHYSICS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPMCN MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND NANOTECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPMCN MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND NANOTECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Bitr professor  Janusz Kanski
Bitr professor  Lena Falk


Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/6e6a4ac9-fd75-493c-80db-cc63a792481c


Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic courses in physics and/or condensed materials are recommended.

Aim

The purpose of this course is to develop a knowledge of important analytical
methods that are used in research and development. The techniques are based
on spectroscopic and imaging principles, probing electronic and structural
properties of solid materials such as high performance metals, alloys and
ceramics, biomaterials and nanostructures.
The students obtain training in selecting techniques appropriate for
specific analytical problems, and apply them in hands-on laboratory
projects.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

After the course the student should be able to:
Select appropriate analysis methods for a specific task
Apply imaging and spectroscopic tools
Evaluate results from imaging and spectroscopic experiments
Critically evaluate the limitations of imaging and spectroscopic experiments

Content

The course covers different imaging, spectroscopy and diffraction techniques. The main topics of the course are:
X-ray diffraction
Electron diffraction
Neutron diffraction and neutron sources
IR vibrational spectroscopy
Raman spectroscopy
X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
Auger electron spectroscopy
Secondary ion mass spectroscopy
Nuclear magnetic resonance: imaging and spectroscopy
Transmission and scanning transmission electron microscopy
Electron energy loss spectroscopy
Scanning electron microscopy
X-ray energy dispersive spectrometry
Focussed ion beam microscopy and manipulation
Atom probe tomography
Scanning probe microscopy
Large scale facilities
Probes for biological systems

Organisation

The course consists of lectures, lab visits and a short project. Attendance at a minimum of 80 % of the lectures is required. Two of the techniques discussed in the lectures are used in a short project on the investigation of a selected material or a component. Obtained results are presented in a written report and orally in a seminar at the end of the course.

Literature

Material in the form of lecture notes and ppt-presentations will be available on the web site of the course.

Examination

The short project is compulsory. The student has to deliver a written project report and give an oral presentation of the project.


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