Advanced Characterization Techniques
Materials Science and Engineering
2nd Cycle Studies - Mestrado
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.
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.
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).
Ana Paula da Fonseca Piedade
Laboratory work or Field work: 100.0%
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