Methods of Structure Analysis
FSI-WA1Acad. year: 2017/2018
Optical microscopy(methods,principles,applications),image analysis. Interaction between electrons and samples.. Transmission electron microscopy(TEM,STEM) electron diffraction. Basic principles of HV TEM and HR TEM. Scanning electron microscopy. Environmental SEM. Microanalysis in electron microscopy (X-Ray microanalysis, Auger analysis, Electron energy-loss spectrometry). X-Ray diffractometry.Selected spectroscopic methods. Scanning probe microscopy.Micr- and nanotomography. Raman spectroscopy.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will lern of the principles and application potentials of the basic methods for structural and phase analyses, inclusive of taking and preparing samples.
The study of experimental methods employed in the analysis of the structure (morphology and phase composition) of materials requires the knowledge of physics and mathematics as provided in the course of BSc studies, and also the knowledge of materials sciences and materials engineering at least on the level of a graduate of the Bachelor´s degree of the mechanical engineering study.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
GOLDSTEIN, I. Joseph. Scanning electron microscopy and X-ray microanalysis. 3rd ed. New York: Kluwer, 2003, xix, 689 s. : il. + 1 CD-ROM. ISBN 0-306-47292-9. (EN)
FLEWITT, P. E. J a Robert K WILD. Physical methods for materials characterisation. Bristol: Institute of Physics Publishing, 1994, xvi, 517 p. : il. ISBN 0-7503-0320-4. (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Exam: written and oral parts. Awarding the course-unit credit is conditional on the elaboration of assigned sets of problems.
Language of instruction
The course objective is to offer students an overview and, to a lesser extent, also the theoretical knowledge and principles of all basic methods for structural and phase analyses (physical principles of methods, instrument parameters, application scope of the methods, etc.), inclusive of sample preparation. Based on practical applications, students will have gained a basic overview of methodological procedures used in solving problems and analysing results.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Compulsory attendance at exercises. Absence from classes is dealt with individually, usually by make-up exercises.
Type of course unit
39 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
1.Introduction to methods of structure analysis, light and confocal microscopy
2.Electron microscopy (electron - sample interaction, basic concepts and ideas, emitors of electrons)
3.Transmission electron microscopy (TEM,STEM)
4. Electron diffraction, dark field, principles of HV TEM and HR TEM
5.Scanning electron microscopy-SEM,low-voltage and environmental SEM, Focusd Ion beam (FIB) microscopy,dual.beam microscopy (FIB/SEM)
6.Local chemical analysis in TEM and SEM (introduction to energy dispersive and wave dispersive spctrometres,EDS detectors), EBSD analysis
7. WDS detectors, Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS),Auger
8.Spectroscopy (OES-Optical emission spectroscopy, GDOSES,ICP- OES)
9.Spectroscopy (X-Ray spectroscopy, other type-surface analyzer, combustion etc.)
10.Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM)
11.Micro- and nanotomography
13.Application of analytical methods in scince,research and for industry
labs and studios
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
1.Light(Optical) Microscopy,Image analysis
2.Sample preparation for electron microscopy
3.EM laboratory-TEM and STEM-their concept and basic functions
4. Aplication TEM (STEM,HV TEM,HR TEM )-examples
5.SEM-its concept, basic functions, FIB/SEM
6.EDS and EBSD-demonstration of their possibilities and functions
7. WDS and EELS. examples of their possibilities and functions
8. Spectroscopic laboratory -GDOES spectometer,demonstration of analysis and its evaluation
9. Spectroscopic laboratory-spectrometer F/ETA-AAS, analysis and evaluation of results
10. SPM-examples of application possibilities, demonstration of different instruments
11. Laboratora of micro- and nanotomography
12.Laboratory of X-Ray diffraction
13. Examples of selected analytical methods-questions and discussion