Structural and Surface Analysis of Solids University of Bordeaux
> The learning objectives of the course including: - Being able to classify the major classes of physical and chemicalcharacterizations according to the different interactions of radiationwith matter - Knowing surface characterization methods such as electronmicroscopy - Being able to use a space group from the “International Tablesfor Crystallography” to describe a crystal structure - Knowing X-ray diffraction on powder: theory, calculation ofdiffractions patterns (position and intensity of peaks), crystallitesize. - Knowing X-ray diffraction of single-crystals: theory, determinationof space group, introducing to phase problem.
- Academic level: BSc - Language prerequisites: English or French. - Selection procedure: evaluation of the student's CV - Selection criteria: Basic knowledge in chemistry and/or physicalchemistry
> First session (takes place in December)- 10% of the overall mark : written report for the evaluation of thepractical sessions - 10% of the overall mark : 2 written tests inOctober (15 mn/test) - 40% of the overall mark : written test inNovember (1h30) - 40% of the overall mark : written test in December(1h30)> Second session In case of failure, a second session is organized, either as a writtenor an oral exam depending on the number of failed students. This 2ndsession takes place at the end of June.- 10% of the overall mark : written report for the evaluation of thepractical sessions (the mark is kept from the first to the secondsession) - 90% of the overall mark : written test (3 hours) or oralexamination (40 mn)
PART 1: SYMMETRY AND CRYSTALLOGRAPHY_A. Periodic atomic arrangemen_ > Symmetry Elements. Periodic atomic arrangement> Crystallographic point groups> Space group, International Tables for Crystallography ___B. X-ray diffraction_> General skills: production, detectors, protection, equipment, etc.> Interaction of X-ray with matter > Direct and reciprocal space> Laue conditions> Diffusion, structure and form factors> X-ray diffraction on powder: Analysis of powder patterns.> Rietveld refinement, crystallite size (from Scherrer toWarren-Averbach> X-ray diffraction on single-crystal : space group determination,solving of phase problem (direct method, Patterson method)> Diffractometers_C. Practical session_ - Study of the structure from a cif file for a given compound. - Calculation of precession images, calculation of structure factors.PART 2 : SURFACE ANALYSIS> Introduction> Optical microscopy: principles & techniques> Electron microscopy: principles & techniques - Transmission electron microscopy - Scanning electron microscopy> Near field microscopy techniques - Scanning Tunnel Microscopy - Atomic Force Microscopy> Photo-electrons spectroscopies: UPS and XPS.> Auger and X fluorescence spectroscopies
- Lectures and tutorials (taught in English): 32 lectures of 1h20. - Practical session (English): 2 sessions of 4 hours. - Teaching supports available on the Moodle platform - 105 self-study hours: (50 hours private reading, 20 hours exam preparation, 20 hours exercise preparation, 15 hours preparation/report of practical session.
Online Course Requirement
Language of instruction: EnglishMode of delivery: Face-to-face teaching
Site for Inquiry
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