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FTF155 - Material science, characterization
 
Owner: TTFYA
5,0 Credits (ECTS 7,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: C
Department: 16 - PHYSICS


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0199 Examination 5,0 c Grading: TH   5,0 c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner

In programs

TTFYA ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 4 (elective)
MAMAS MSc PROGR IN ADVANCED MATERIALS - Basic and applied materials science and eng., Year 1 (elective)
TKEFA CHEMICAL ENGINEERING WITH ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 4 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Igor Zoric



Eligibility:

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

Aim

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Goal

The goal with the course is to give a basic knowledge of experimental techniques used for characterization of structure and dynamic properties in materials science.

Content

Diffraction: A short theoretical introduction to diffraction of X-rays, neutrons and electrons by matter.
Surface analysis: Techniques for surface and interface analysis are reviewed, e.g. X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES), and Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy (SIMS).
Microscopy: An introduction to Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and electron microscopy.

Bulk analysis: Basic concepts of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Raman and Infrared Spectroscopy (IRS) with application to polymer structure determination.

Organisation

The course has three parts: (i) lectures, approximately 20 hours, (ii) project work (total extent about 3 weeks) and (iii) a series of seminars.

Projects
A compulsory practical project (extent 3 weeks) is included in the course.
The aim of the project is to characterize, as completely as possible, a given material with some of the techniques presented in the course. Obtained results must be scrutinized and presented orally as well as written.

Seminars in materials science.
A seminar series with invited guests from academia/industry will be held in
parallel during the course.

Literature

The essential part of the course will be summarized in a compendium of lecture notes. Additional literature will be recommended.

Examination

The examination consists of an oral presentation of the project work including a written report.


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