327-2137-00L  Scattering Techniques for Material Characterization

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersT. Weber, A. Sologubenko
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentAll enrolled students are initially placed on the “waiting list” until the registration deadline. In the case of more than 12 applicants, the students will be selected by the lecturers before the start of the lecture according to the priority criteria: master students before doctoral students, Material Science students before students of other departments.



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
327-2137-00 VScattering Techniques for Material Characterization2 hrs
Wed14:45-16:30HCI G 574 »
T. Weber, A. Sologubenko
327-2137-00 UScattering Techniques for Material Characterization1 hrs
Wed13:45-14:30HCI G 574 »
T. Weber, A. Sologubenko

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AbstractThe lecture presents the currently most efficient experimental techniques for microstructure material characterization: X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The theoretical basics, instrumentation, complementarity and exclusivity of both techniques will be taught. The course includes practical elements and examples of current research projects at D-MATL.
ObjectiveStudents are able to do:
- systematically characterise the microstructure and phases of a given material with X-rays and electrons

- select the right tool (source, instrument, measurement strategy) and design a workflow for solving a microstructure or phase analysis problem

- describe possibilities and limitations of a given characterisation method

- comprehensively store experimentally collected data in a repository following modern data management rules such that data can be evaluated by students not involved in the experiment

- qualitatively and quantitatively evaluate and present experimental data and results collected by others
ContentThe main goal of this praxis-oriented hands-on course is to give the students comprehensive insights into the most important aspects of microstructure characterisation with electrons and X-rays. One focus is on the complementarity and exclusiveness of the two techniques. Another essential facet is to link the course to every-day problems and materials of D-MATL projects: each topic will be introduced as a 5 – 10 min presentation about a related research project given by a D-MATL user of ScopeM or the D-MATL X-ray platform. After such an “appetizer”, we will introduce the topic and the relevant theory more formally, discuss how such problems can be solved with electrons and X-rays, discuss intrinsic and extrinsic advantages and limitations and explain the special requirements regarding instrumentation.
Literature- Diffraction Analysis of the Microstructure of Materials, E.J. Mittemeijer, P.Scardi, Springer, 2004.

- Fundamentals of Powder Diffraction and Structural Characterization of Materials, 2nd ed., V. K. Pecharsky, P. Y. Zavalij, Springer, 2009.

- Transmission Electron Microscopy and Diffractometry of Materials, B. Fultz and J.M. Howe, Springer 2001.

- Electron Microscopy and Analyses, 3rd ed., P. J. Goodhew, J. Humphreys, R. Beanland, Taylor & Francis 2001.
Prerequisites / NoticeCrystallography, X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy on the BSc level. All enrolled students are initially placed on the “waiting list” until the registration deadline. In the case of more than 12 applicants, the students will be selected by the lecturers before the start of the lecture according to the priority criteria: master students before doctoral students, Material Science students before students of other departments.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersT. Weber, A. Sologubenko
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationEach student must participate in at least
- three practicals done in group and
- three corresponding oral presentations by the end of the semester.
The “3 practicals + 3 presentations” are compulsory and must be passed on its own, but will not be graded.

A bonus of up to 0.25 points can be earned by each student by successfully completing quizzes through the Moodle web-page of the course. To gain this bonus, one has to collect at least 50% of the possible points until the end of the semester. Completing the quizzes is not mandatory, but recommended.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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Restrictions

PlacesLimited number of places. Special selection procedure.
Waiting listuntil 02.10.2020
End of registration periodRegistration only possible until 16.09.2020

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