IM2658 Experimental Techniques - Bulk 6.0 credits

Experimentella metoder - Bulk

Please note

This course has been cancelled.

This course will give an advanced level introduction to a variety of experimental techniques that are used for the evaluation of properties of bulk nanostructured materials.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Physics
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Last planned examination: spring 20.

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

After a successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • Describe techniques used for the evaluation of surface properties of materials.
  • Explain the underlying principle of means of detection/signal generation for surface analysis techniques.
  • Name and describe techniques used for structural characterization of materials.
  • Name and describe techniques used for investigation of thermal properties of materials.
  • Name and describe techniques used for microstructure investigation of materials.
  • Name and describe techniques used for magnetic characterization of materials.
  • Name and describe techniques used for investigation of optical properties of materials.
  • Name and describe techniques used for investigation of magnetic properties of materials.
  • Interpret analysis results from an FT-IR spectrum.
  • Interpret XRD results and relate it to homogeneity of material.
  • Interpret TGA thermogram, indicating corresponding physical/chemical changes.
  • Interpret DSC thermogram, indicating corresponding physical/chemical changes.
  • Interpret magnetic behavior of the material from VSM measurement.

Course main content

An introduction to bulk nanostructured materials and nanocomposites will be presented. This course aims at teaching the students underlying principles of analytical techniques that are commonly used for the evaluation of bulk properties of materials. These include surface analysis technique FTIR spectroscopy; optical properties evaluation by UV-Vis spectroscopy; crystallographic phase identification by XRD; thermal properties evaluation using TGA and DSC; microstructure investigation by Electron microscopy (SEM and HRTEM); surface area analysis by BET surface area analyzer; electrical property measurement using four-probe technique; magnetic properties by VSM and mechanical properties using indenters.

Eligibility

Recommended prerequisites

Good knowledge about physics and chemistry courses according to the study plan.

Literature

Lecture notes and handouts.

Examination

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 2.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 2.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TUT1 - Tutorials, 2.0, grading scale: P, F

Evaluation of the course will be based on two assignments, two lab exercises and a final exam. Details of grading are as follows: 

2 Assignments x 1 hp:                2 hp

2 Lab Exercises x 1 hp:              2 hp

Final Exam:                                2 hp 

Further instructions will be given at the course start.

Offered by

ICT/Material Physics

Contact

Muhammet Toprak

Examiner

Muhammet Toprak <toprak@kth.se>

Supplementary information

Language of instruction:         English

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2008.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2008.