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FKF3430 Synchrotron Characterization Methods in Fibre and Polymer Technology - Practice 3.0 credits

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Course contents:

  • Introduction to advanced scattering methods at P03/MiNaXS, DESY, Hamburg

  • Optimization of experiments during hands-on training at the beamline

  • Data treatment of data taken during the hands-on experiments

Quantitative analysis of data using standard software

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to provide practical training in the application of synchrotron-based characterization methods, namely SAXS/WAXS/GISAXS/GIWAXS, in the framework of the PhD course. The methods instructed in the PhD course “Synchrotron Characterization Methods in Fibre and Polymer Technology” will be applied to current sample systems in fibre and polymer technology. The course will be held at the beamline P03/MiNaXS at PETRA III, DESY, Hamburg, Germany.

After completing the course, you should be able to:

Perform standard sample alignment and data acquisition during an experiment at the beamline P03/MiNaXS at PETRA III, DESY, Hamburg, Germany using standard


Perform standard treatment of SAXS/WAXS/GISAXS/GIWAXS data

Quantitatively analyze SAXS/WAXS/GISAXS/GIWAXS data

Perform a fundamental, self-designed experiment with the possibility of an exemplary measurement of own samples.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites


M.Sc. in chemistry, physics or comparable areas. FKF3420 Synchrotron Characterization Methods in Fibre and Polymer Technology – Theory.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • PRA1 - Practical training, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F

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.

Other requirements for final grade

Course requirements:

Completed exercises.

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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Profile picture Mats Johansson

Profile picture Stephan Volkher Roth

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

Course web

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Course web FKF3430

Offered by

CBH/Fibre and Polymer Technology

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Stephan V. Roth, e-mail: och Mats K G Johansson, mail:

Supplementary information

The course is based on submitted proposals from the theoretical course FKF3420.

The course is given at DESY, Hamburg, Germany.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CBH/Fibre and Polymer Technology