Techniques for Materials Analysis

Year
4
Academic year
2020-2021
Code
02003195
Subject Area
Biomedical Engineering
Language of Instruction
Portuguese
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
Duration
SEMESTRIAL
ECTS Credits
6.0
Type
Elective
Level
2nd Cycle Studies - Mestrado

Recommended Prerequisites

N.A.

Teaching Methods

Teorectical classes with slide presentation.
Laboratory classes with works done by the students. The professor supervises the work all the time. A report must be presented by the students at the end of the semester.

Learning Outcomes

The students should be able to apply in different projects the techniques learned in this course. The techniques are mainly applied in Condensed Matter Physics. Examples are given both for Physical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

Classification of material characterization techniques.
Metals and alloys. Equilibrium binary diagrams. Fe-C equilibrium diagram.
Cooling diagrams out of equilibrium. Thermal and superficial treatments.
Sample preparation techniques.
Mecanical materials characterization techniques.
Metalographic optical microscopy.
Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and transmission (TEM).
Mössbauer spectroscopy.
X- ray diffraction techniques.
Chemical composition analysis techniques:
Microprobe analysis (EDS and WDS).
Mass spectroscopy (SIMS and SNMS).
Photoelectronic spectrometry (XPS) and of Auger electrons (AES).
Thermal characterization techniques:
Dilatometry and thermogravimetry (TG).
Differential thermal analysis (DTA) and Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).

Assessment Methods

Continuous evaluation
Continuous evaluation: 100.0%

Bibliography

- J.P. Eberhart, Analyse structurale et chimique des matériaux, Dunod, 1997
- J.P. Sibilia, A guide to materials characterization and chemical analysis, Wiley, 1996
- R.W. Cahn, E. Lifshin, Concise Encyclopedia of Materials Characterisation, Pergamon, 1993.
- Metals Handbook, Volume 9 - Metallography and Microstructures, 9.a edição, ASM, 1985
- J. Lu, Handbook of Measurement of Residual Stresses, SEM, Fairmont Press, 1996
- W.W. Wendlandt, Thermal Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, 1986
- Apontamentos do professor