IM3002 Advanced Topics in Materials Science 6.0 credits

Avancerade ämnen i materialvetenskap

The course is based on open literature and below listed textbooks where the course participants are demanded very active participation. The course is conducted in a seminar form,  with discussion and analysis of how topographic, morphological, compositional and crystallographic information are deduced using scanning and transmission electron microscopes. 

There will be six demo sessions on the three electron microscopes (TEM, SEM and FIB-SEM) under the supervision of EM experts, to demonstrate the effective use of the techniques for the generation of desired information from a variety of samples.

  • Educational level

    Third cycle
  • Academic level (A-D)

    D
  • Subject area

  • Grade scale

Information for research students about course offerings

The course will be offered when there is more than 8 participants. 

Intended learning outcomes

Fundamental understanding of

  • energetic electrons interaction with matter
  • primary and secondary signals sources and   utility of such interactions
  • qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques associated with the interaction
  • basic physics of interaction
  • interrelations between transmission, diffraction, absorption and reflection phenomena 

Course main content

The course is based on open literature and below listed textbooks where the course participants are demanded very active participation. The course is conducted in a seminar form,  with discussion and analysis of how topographic, morphological, compositional and crystallographic information are deduced using scanning and transmission electron microscopes.  

Disposition

The course is planned in form of seminar modules. Students will do seminars during the course and it is compulsory to attend all seminar events during the active period of the course.

Eligibility

Literature

Selectedresearch articlesandthe following books

Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Microanalysis.              Joseph I. Goldstein etl.     1992

Electron Backscatter Diffraction in Materials Science.                   Adam J. Schwartz etl.        2000

Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy     Rik Brydson 2006

Electron Crystallography  Xiaodong Zou etl.              2011

Examination

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Contact

Joydeep Dutta

Examiner

Joydeep Dutta <joydeep@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2011.