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Fall 2015-2016
ENE 506 / MSE 586 / MAE 536 / CEE 506 / CBE 566   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Synchrotron and Neutron Studies of Materials

Claire E. White

Topics include an introduction to radiation generation at synchrotron and neutron facilities, elastic scattering techniques, inelastic scattering techniques, imaging and spectroscopy. Specific techniques include X-ray and neutron diffraction, small-angle scattering, inelastic neutron scattering, reflectometry, tomography, microscopy, fluorescence and infrared imaging, and photoemission spectroscopy. Emphasis is placed on application of the techniques for uncovering the material structure-property relationship, including energy storage devices, sustainable concrete, CO2 storage, magnetic materials, mesostructured materials and nanoparticles.

Sample reading list:
D.S. Sivia, Elementary Scattering Theory for X-ray & Neutron Users
B.T.M.Willis & C.J.Carlile, Experimental Neutron Scattering
B.E.Warren, X-ray Diffraction
J.Baruchel et al., Neutron & Synchrotron Radiation for Condensed Matter Studies
F.Hippert et al., Neutron and X-ray Spectroscopy

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 25%
Lab Reports - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23819 L01 9:00 am - 10:20 am M W   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:4 Limit:20
23424 B01 9:00 am - 12:00 pm F        Enrolled:4 Limit:20