SK3550 X-ray Physics and Applications 6.0 credits
Röntgenfysik och tillämpningar
Educational levelThird cycle
Academic level (A-D)D
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.