General information:
Code:
UBPJO-248
Name:
Synchrotron techniques
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Semester:
Spring
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
dr hab. inż. Sikora Marcin (marcins@agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
dr hab. inż. Sikora Marcin (marcins@agh.edu.pl)
Module summary

A course shall familiarize students with analytical techniques of material science that are available at synchrotron light-sources, including practicals at Solaris synchrotron.

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence
M_K001 The ability to teamwork is developed during laboratory classes, especially with respect to coordination of the team, knowledge exchange and task sharing. I addition, active participation in the discussions during lectures and seminar classes shall develop skills related to effective exchange of ideas and learning via discussion. - Participation in a discussion,
Involvement in teamwork,
Completion of laboratory classes,
Activity during classes
Skills
M_U002 Students shall acquire experience in preparation of the synchrotron based experiments, execution and conclusion of the measurements at large scale facilities, methods of data analysis and their interpretation. In addition, the skills related to reporting and scientific writing will be improved. - Execution of laboratory classes,
Completion of laboratory classes
M_U003 Students shall gain experience in literature research, understanding of scientific writing as well as preparation of presentation and lecturing. Finally, the skills related to effective discussion and defending of ideas will be improved. - Presentation,
Participation in a discussion
Knowledge
M_W001 Students acquire knowledge on the methods of generation of the intense electromagnetic radiation as well as on the basic phenomena related to its interaction with matter. They become familiar with the experimental techniques available at synchrotron laboratories, including their effective use to solve technical and scientific problems related to material science, chemistry, biology, geology and physics. - Presentation,
Participation in a discussion,
Examination,
Completion of laboratory classes
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Others
E-learning
Social competence
M_K001 The ability to teamwork is developed during laboratory classes, especially with respect to coordination of the team, knowledge exchange and task sharing. I addition, active participation in the discussions during lectures and seminar classes shall develop skills related to effective exchange of ideas and learning via discussion. - - + - - + - - - - -
Skills
M_U002 Students shall acquire experience in preparation of the synchrotron based experiments, execution and conclusion of the measurements at large scale facilities, methods of data analysis and their interpretation. In addition, the skills related to reporting and scientific writing will be improved. - - + - - - - - - - -
M_U003 Students shall gain experience in literature research, understanding of scientific writing as well as preparation of presentation and lecturing. Finally, the skills related to effective discussion and defending of ideas will be improved. + - + - - + - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Students acquire knowledge on the methods of generation of the intense electromagnetic radiation as well as on the basic phenomena related to its interaction with matter. They become familiar with the experimental techniques available at synchrotron laboratories, including their effective use to solve technical and scientific problems related to material science, chemistry, biology, geology and physics. + - + - - - - - - - -
Module content
Lectures:

The course is introducing future materials engineers and scientists to the unique characterization techniques available at synchrotron and X-ray laser facilities. Introduction to the properties and production methods of electromagnetic radiation is given followed by description of the physical phenomena observed when intensive UV and X-rays interact with matter. Several lectures is devoted to the review of the state-of-the-art characterization techniques and advantage of using synchrotron light in materials characterization. The following methods will be presented on the basis of the example research reported in scientific literature (including these suggested by students) – diffraction (XRD, DXS, XRS), spectroscopy (XPS, ARPES, XAS, XES, RIXS, XMCD, NRS) and microscopy (STXS, XPEEM, X-ray tomography and ptychography).

Laboratory classes:

Laboratory classes are focused on sample preparation techniques, performing own measurements (at Solaris synchrotron) and analysis of their data.

Seminar classes:

During seminar classes, students present the principals and selected applications of specific synchrotron based method used for physicochemical characterization of different classes of materials. The presentations will be based on recent literature (books or articles) selected by teacher or proposed by students.

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 105 h
Module ECTS credits 4 ECTS
Participation in lectures 15 h
Participation in seminar classes 15 h
Participation in laboratory classes 15 h
Preparation of a report, presentation, written work, etc. 45 h
Examination or Final test 15 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

The final grade is calculated as weighted average:
- oral exam (30%),
- seminar presentation (30%),
- report from laboratory classes (40%).

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

Prerequisites and additional requirements not specified

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

Philip Willmott, An Introduction to Synchrotron Radiation: Techniques and Applications, Wiley 2011, DOI: 10.1002/9781119970958
http://www.lightsources.org/students
https://science.energy.gov/~/media/bes/pdf/Synchrotron_Techniques.pdf

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

Additional scientific publications not specified

Additional information:

The course is aimed at students willing to acquire knowledge on specific materials characterization techniques available at synchrotron light laboratories (more than 50 worldwide) and learn how to perform experiments at such a large scale facility.