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Fall 2017-2018
ENE 506 / MSE 586 / MAE 536 / CEE 506 / CBE 566   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Synchrotron and Neutron Techniques for Energy 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, and X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Emphasis is placed on data analysis and use of Fourier transforms to relate structure/dynamics to experiment data. Example materials covered include 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

Mid Term Exam - 15%
Final Exam - 35%
Lab Reports - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21807 L01 09:00:00 am - 10:20:00 am M W   Andlinger Center   017   Enrolled:11 Limit:20
21806 B01 09:00:00 am - 12:00:00 pm F        Enrolled:11 Limit:20