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Before choosing courseFIM3000 Characterization Techniques in Materials Physics using Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation 7.5 creditsAdministrate About course
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* Retrieved from Course syllabus FIM3000 (Autumn 2009–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

High  brilliance and intensity sources, X-ray  diffraction and scattering, neutron diffraction and scattering, X-ray  absorption, X-ray  emission, Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Imaging techniques

Intended learning outcomes

Provide  fundamental understanding for material characterization techniques using  neutrons and synchrotron radiation

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Master of science degree  in engineering physics, or equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

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Giorgio Margaritondo, Elements of Synchrotron Light: For Biology, Chemistry, and Medical

Research, Oxford University Press, USA (2002)

Jens Als-Nielsen, Des McMonow, Elements of Modern X-ray Physics, Wiley (2001)

B.T.M. Willis, C. J. Carlile, Experimental Neutron Scattering, Oxford University Press (2009)

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

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Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Hand-in exercises and seminar

Teaching language: English

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at SCI/Applied Physics