5 ECTS credits / 132,5 hours of work
|Language of instruction
Finnish, English if needed
Autumn semester period 2. Lectured every other year. The next course will be held in autumn 2021.
1. explain the general principles of interaction between X-rays and solid matter and the physics underlying behind these phenomena
2. explain how the crystal structure, phase ratio, grain size and stress state in a solid material with X-ray diffraction (XRD) method can be experimentally determined
Generation, detection and properties of x-rays. X-ray scattering and diffraction methods. Determination of crystal structure and phase composition. Analysis of grain size, texture and stresses. Electron and neutron diffraction.
|Mode of delivery
Lectures, exercises and laboratory work.
|Learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures and exercises altogether 32 h / laboratory work 18 h / self-access writing of work report 30 h / self-access learning 52,5 h.
Primarily for students in Electronics and Communications Engineering.
|Prerequisites and co-requisites
Basic physics and mathematics.
|Recommended optional programme components
The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.
|Recommended or required reading
Lecture notes. For reference, parts from books B.E. Warren: X-ray diffraction, Addison-Wesley, 1969., B.D. Cullity and S.R. Stock: Elements of X-Ray Diffraction, 3rd Edition, 2001, Prentice Hall and some other books informed by lecturer.
|Assessment methods and criteria
Final grade of the course will be a weighted average of theoretical examination (2/3) and laboratory exercises (1/3).
Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.
The course utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.
|Working life cooperation
The course is held next in autumn 2019.