SK3550 X-ray Physics and Applications 6.0 credits
Röntgenfysik och tillämpningar
Education cycleThird cycle
Main field of study
Information for research students about course offerings
The course is offeredat the same timeasthe courseSK2550
Intended learning outcomes
After the course you should be able to:
- describe the x-ray optical properties of materials for different x-ray energies on the basis of the general laws of x-ray radiation interaction with matter
- explain different possibilities to generate x-ray radiation
explain the working principle of different x-ray optics on the basis of their material x-ray optical properties
- apply the knowledge on x-ray sources and optics to explain experimental arrangements in the field of modern x-ray physics
- apply the knowledge on x-ray interaction with matter to explain different types of analytical methods that use x-ray radiation as a probe
- present your own research topic and its relation to modern x-ray science
Course main content
Part 1: X-ray basics
X-ray interaction with matter, X-ray sources, X-ray optics, X-ray detectors
Part 2: Application examples and special topics
6 lectures, 6 student seminars, x-ray lab
Admitted to PhD studies in Physics, Biological Physics, or related fields of study.
Knowledge of the physics of electromagnetic radiation corresponding to SK1120 (Waves, 6 hp) and in basic mathematics (vector analysis, integrals, differential equations) is important. Moreover, knowledge in optics corresponding to SK2300 (Optical Physics, 6 hp) is of advantage.
David Attwood, Soft X-ray and Extreme Ultraviolet Radiation, Cambridge University Press
INL1 – homework problems, 3,0 hp, grading: P/F
RED1 – oral presentation, 3,0 hp, grading: P/F
Requirements for final grade
To pass the course you have to pass the homework problems and give an oral presentation about your own research.
Ulrich Vogt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ulrich Vogt <email@example.com>
Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2015.