Content and learning outcomes
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
After completion of the course, students should be able to:
- Explain the fundamentals of material characterization methods using neutrons and synchrotron radiation.
- Describe the process of synchrotron radiation from a dipole magnet, undulator, and wiggler.
- Explain the central components as well as their function in an injector and storage ring.
- Describe the function of monochromators and beam monitors.
- Describe differences in properties of neutrons and photons and how these differences affect their use in experiments.
- Describe the principles of x-ray diffraction and scattering, neutron diffraction and scattering, x-ray absorption, x-ray emission, and photoelectron spectroscopy.
Literature and preparations
Enrolled as PhD student, with a Master of science degree in engineering physics, or equivalent.
Course in solid state physics.
Giorgio Margaritondo, Elements of Synchrotron Light: For Biology, Chemistry, and Medical Research, Oxford University Press, USA (2002)
Jens Als-Nielsen, Des McMorrow, 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.
- INL1 - Assignments, 6.0 credits, grading scale: G
- SEM1 - Seminar, 1.5 credits, grading scale: G
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.
SEM1: Seminarium, 1.5 credits, grade scale: P/F
INL1: Hand-in exercises, 6 credits, grade scale: P/F
Other requirements for final grade
Passed (P) SEM1 and INL1.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web FSK3887