Course detail

Instrumentation in Material Engineering

FCH-MCO_IMIAcad. year: 2018/2019

The instrumentation in material analysis including fundamentals and application of X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermal analysis techniques including TG-DTA, EGA, TDA, DSC etc., particle size distribution, specific surface, thermal properties, composition (XRF and ICP) and IR as well as Raman spectroscopy.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Ability to work with samples of technically important groups of materials and knowledge of the principles of the discussed techniques and evaluation of the results using these techniques.


The fundamentals about analysis techniques, physics and structure of materials.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Pertile E., Instrumentální metody analýzy, 1978
Pospíšil M., Instrumentální metody výzkumu a analýzy I, v Praze, vydavatelství ČVUT, 2004
Toužín J., Příhoda J., Spektrální a magnetické metody studia anorganických molekul, 1986

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Oral exam

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Introduction and fundamentals of method instrumental analysis
X-ray diffraction analysis
XRF fluorescence
Raman spectroscopy
Infrared spectroscopy
Thermal analysis I.: TG-DTA, DTG, DSC, EGA
Thermal analysis II.: TDA, heating microscopy, HT-XRD, emanation analysis
Scanning electron microscopy
Particle size distribution analysis
Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
Statistical methods of evaluation of result


The main objective is to provide knowledge of instrumentation in analysis of material, preparation of sample and evaluation of results.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Teaching is not checked during the semester.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NKCP_CHM Master's

    branch NKCO_CHM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme NPCP_CHM Master's

    branch NPCO_CHM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer