Syllabus-309

CHARACTERIZATION OF MATERIALS

635:309 Dr. Stephen H. Garofalini (A217)
shg@rutgers.edu  http://glass.rutgers.edu 

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Description:
The course covers the interactions of electromagnetic radiation, electrons, and ions with materials and their application in various spectroscopies and microscopies in the characterization of materials. Students learn the benefits and limitations of techniques such as x-ray diffraction and x-ray, IR, UV, electron and ion spectroscopies and various electron microscopies and scanning probe microscopy.
TOPIC CLASSES READING* HOMEWORK
1. Purpose and scope

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2. Review of crystallography, unit cell notation

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C-ch.2 (<2.10) HW 1 due Sept 14
3. Nature of x-rays, EM spectrum, generation of x-rays, various spectra, Bohr model and transitions, "particles in...particles out"

2

C-ch.1
HW 2 due Sept 22
4. Interaction of EM radiation with matter, absorption, filters

2

C-ch.1 HW 3 due Oct 4
5. X-Ray Diffraction, Bragg's law

2

C-ch.3  

6. Intensities of diffracted beams, scattering, form factor, structure factor

3

C-ch.4 HW 4 due Oct 25
Exam 1**

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7. Counters

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C-ch.7.5 - 7.7 HW 5 due Nov 1
8. XRF, EXAFS

2

B-ch. 4.2, B-ch. 6.1 HW 6 due Nov 8
9. Surface spectroscopies based on electrons or photons in: XPS, UPS, AES

3

B-ch.5.1 - 5.3

 
Exam 2**

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10. Surface spectroscopies based on ions in: ISS, SIMS, RBS 

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B-ch 9.1, 9 .4  
11. Microscopies: SEM, TEM, Cz-TEM, HAADF-STEM, SPM

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B- ch. 2: pgs 72-75, 85-95, 99-104  
12. Vibrational spectroscopies: IR and Raman

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B-ch. 8.1, 8.2 .
EXAM 3

 

ALL READING .

*Reading must be completed prior to the first class covering the Topic shown; 

B = Encyclopedia of Materials Characterization, C. R. Brundel, C. A. Evans, and S. Wilson;   C = Cullity Elements of X-Ray Diffraction; 

Chapters from Brundel and Cullity are available for your personal use only during the course. 
Additional Reading on the website provides more information on specific topics. Various Tables of data used in the course are also on the website.

** Scheduling of exams or challenges are approximate, not fixed. 
Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, 3:00pm-4:00pm. 

Please keep cell phones and all other electronic equipment not specifically used for the class turned off and stowed away during class time. I'll have to trust you on this important request used to reduce distractions. 

GRADE: The final grade for the course will be compiled approximately as follows: 
Class Participation ~10%, HW + Quizzes ~35%, Exams & Challenges ~55% ( the ~ symbol means 'approximately')  

Homework assignments will be mentioned in class, but check this syllabus daily for details regarding homework and due dates.

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