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Course syllabus EMM201_6I - Experimental Methods of Materials Analysis II (MTF - WS 2019/2020)

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University: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty: Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava
Course unit title: Experimental Methods of Materials Analysis II
Course unit code: EMM201_6I
Mode of completion and Number of ECTS credits: Exam (5 credits)
Name of lecturer: prof. Ing. Ľubomír Čaplovič, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course) - slovak
prof. Ing. Mária Dománková, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer) - slovak
doc. Ing. Martin Kusý, PhD. (instructor) - slovak
doc. Ing. Roman Moravčík, PhD. (instructor) - slovak
Ing. Martin Sahul, PhD. (instructor)
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The purpose of this class is to introduce students to the theoretical and practical aspects of experimental materials characterization by electron, x-ray and gamma radiation. A broad range of topics will be covered in order to give the exposure to all areas of materials science. In general, the class will introduce the experimental aspects of data and error analysis for virtually any technique. Students will be expected to understand the following concepts about each technique covered in class: scanning electron microscopy, Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy, Wave Dispersive Spectroscopy, Electron Backscattered Diffraction, Auger Electron Spectrosopy, Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy, Optical Emission Spectroscopy, X-ray Fluorescent Spectroscopy, Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy and Mössbauer Spectroscopy. Evaluation of measured data will receive an overview of the possibilities of the application of these methods in the study of metallic and non-metallic materials.
Prerequisites and co-requisites: none
Course contents:
Introduction to spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Interaction of electrons with matter, types of signals and their use, construction of the scanning electron microscope, basic parameters, modes of operation, image interpretation
Electron Backscattered Diffraction (EBSD), diffraction conditions, Kikuchi lines, principe of EBSD and interpretation of data, practical applications in the materials science
Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS), elastic and inelastic scattering of electrons, parallel and serial detector, spectrum interpretation, practical applications in the materials science
Basic of electron microanalysis, generation of the characteristic x-ray radiation and its use for spectroscopy, theoretical basics of electron microanalysis, detection modes
Wave dispersive electron spectroscopy (WDS), function of spectrometer and its basic characteristics, analysing crystals, qualitative and quantitative analysis, evaluation of the measured spectra and correction methods, limiting conditions of use, accuracy and sensitivity of measurement
Energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), function of spectrometer and its basic characteristics, evaluating of the measured spectra, corrections, qualitative and quantitative analysis, limiting conditions of use, accuracy and sensitivity of measurement
Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), principle of the method, formation of Auger electron, energy criteria, experimental device, area of use, accuracy, limiting conditions, specification for the quality of the analysed samples, use for analysis of surface layers
X-ray fluorescent spectroscopy (XRF), principle of XRF spectrometer operation, analysing crystals, qualitative and quantitative analysis, evaluation of the measured spectra, correction methods, limiting conditions of use, accuracy and sensitivity of measurement
Optical emission spectroscopy (OES, GDOES), theoretical analysis of optical emission spectroscopy, principle of optical emission spectrometer operation, methods of optical spectra detecting, interval concentrations measured, limiting conditions of use, accuracy and sensitivity of measurement.
Secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS), ion interaction with matter, type of mass spectrometers a description of their activities, the measurement of energy and angular distribution of secondary ions, magnetic and quadrupole ion detectors, evaluation of spectra, limiting conditions, sensitivity of method
Other quantitative methods, quantitative measurement carbon and sulphure, quantitative measurement hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen
Recommended or required reading:
HULÍNSKÝ, V. -- JUREK, K. Zkoumání látek elektronovým paprskem. Praha : SNTL, 1982. 401 p.
JANDOŠ, F. -- ŘÍMAN, R. -- GEMPERLE, A. Využití moderních laboratorních metod v metalografii. Praha : SNTL, 1985. 384 p.
ČAPLOVIČ, Ľ. Apply of Selected Experimental Technics in Materials Engineering. Dresden : Forschungszentrum Dresden, 2009. 97 p. ISBN 978-3-941405-00-4.
ČAPLOVIČ, Ľ. Metodológia fyzikálno-metalurgických analýz v materiálovom inžinierstve. Methodology of physical metallurgy analysis in materials engineering. Trnava : AlumniPress, 2008. 91 p. ISBN 978-80-8096-061-2.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The class is divided into blocks of lectures and practical exercises. Maximum number of students in the group is 5 to 6. The exercises are carried out in the laboratories with the modern excellent equipment and facilities. Measurements are connected with the diploma project.
Assesment methods and criteria: Written and oral exam with including evaluation results of completed exercises. For rating A must be obtained at least 92 points, to obtain rating B at least 82 points, to obtain rating C at least 73 points, to obtain rating D at least 64 points and to obtain rating E at least 56 points for exercise and tests.
Language of instruction: Slovak
Work placement(s): There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.

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