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Advanced Characterization Techniques

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Year
1
Code
02021609
Subject Area
Materials Science and Engineering
Language of Instruction
English
Duration
SEMESTRIAL
ECTS Credits
6.0
Type
Compulsory
Level
2nd Cycle Studies - Mestrado
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
Recommended Prerequisites

Not applicable.

Teaching Methods

In the theoretical classes, the fundamental theoretical knowledge of each technique or method will be given to the students. In practical classes the students have to solve and to analyse a real problem typical of an engineering case. The practical work is performed in groups of 2 students who should use different characterization techniques depending on the case-study. In the end of the semester the students should write a report and defend it in front of a jury.

Learning Outcomes

The objective of this course is to give the students skills in advanced methods for materials characterization in order that they can select the most suitable one for a specific property as, for example, the in depth characterization of a material at a nanometric level. For that, the students have access to the available testing equipments in UC, to perform several practical and laboratorial works which will be presented as scientific and technical reports. The experimental skills of the students in performing research work are also goals to be achieved in this course.

Work Placement(s)
No
Syllabus

1. Physical-chemical Method:

1.1  Electron Probe Microanalyses (EPMA)

1.2  X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)

1.3  AUGER Electron Spectroscopy (AES)

1.4  Secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS)

1.5  RAMAN Spectroscopy

1.6  Rutherford Backscattering (RBS)

2. Structure Analysis Methods

2.1  X-ray diffraction (XRD)2.2 X-ray Tomography

2.3  Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM).

2.4  Transmission electron microscopy (TEM).

Head Lecturer(s)
Ana Paula da Fonseca Piedade
Assessment Methods
Assessment
Laboratory work or Field work: 100.0%
Bibliography

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