Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Cristallography and diffraction methods

MSE-202

Lecturer(s) :

Stolichnov Igor
Van Swygenhoven Helena

Language:

English

Summary

Diffraction methods are widely used to investigate the crystallography and microstructural properties of materials. This course intends to give an introduction to crystallography, the basics of diffraction and diffraction methods.

Content

- Symmetry and periodicity of crystals, Bravais lattices, Point and Space groups

- Introduction to diffraction (reciprocal lattice, Bragg, Laue, Ewald sphere, structure factor, diffraction pattern analysis, peak profile)

- X-ray diffraction for selected applications in crystallography and materials science: various methods/geometries, their capacities and limits, powder diffraction, Laue diffraction, crystalline phase identification, analysis of crystallite size and residual strain- epitaxial and polycrystalline films: texture analysis, pole figures.

- Other diffraction techniques used in materials science (neutrons, electrons), examples of applications

- Introduction to large facilities: synchrotron sources and neutron sources, when to use them

 

Keywords

crystallography, diffraction, Xrays, neutrons, crystalline materials

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Expected student activities

lectures and excercises during the lectures

Assessment methods

oral exam with time for preparation

Resources

Bibliography

- The Basics of Crystallography and Diffraction,  C. Hammond, Oxford University Press 2009, ISBN:978-0-19-954645-9 

- Elements of Xray Diffraction, B.D. Cullity, S.R. Stock, ISBN 0-201-61091-4

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

pdf of notes will be available

In the programs

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