Univ. Belgrade
Dr. R. Zikic
Material Characterization in Space
(S3, elective, 6 ECTS)
Learning Outcomes:After this course, students should be able to: 1. Explain different methods used to characterize materials, 2. Relate fundamental of physics to the basic operation of the equipment, 3. Interpret the results obtained from different equipment.
Knowledge and Understanding:
The expected knowledge transfer will include: (i) Optical microscopy (basic principles and components, different examination modes in particular bright field illumination, oblique illumination, dark field illumination, phase contrast, polarized light, hot stage, interference techniques), Stereomicroscopy, Photo-microscopy, Color metallography, Specimen preparation; (ii)Electron Microscopy and interaction of electrons with solids: Scanning electron microscopy Transmission electron microscopy and specimen preparation techniques, Scanning transmission electron microscopy, Energy dispersive spectroscopy, Wavelength dispersive spectroscopy; (iii)Diffraction Methods: Fundamental crystallography, Generation and detection of X-rays, Diffraction of X-rays, X-ray diffraction techniques, Electron diffraction; (iv)Surface Analysis: Atomic force microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy;(v)Spectroscopy: Atomic absorption spectroscopy, UV/Visible spectroscopy, Fourier transforms infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy.
Applying Knowledge and Understanding:This course gives theoretical and experimental foundation to an understanding of the modern methods for material characterization in material science, physics, chemistry and engineering including novel spacecrafts and devices for material probing in space.
PrerequisitesBasic of Physics or Basic of Analytical Chemistry.
ProgramThis course is aiming to introduce basic principles and techniques of modern analytical methods for materials characterization in basic sciences and engineering. The characterization includes analysis of novel nanophase material and chemical compositions, using light and electron microscopy; x-ray diffraction and spectroscopic methods. Course topics are: 1. Light microscopy 2. Transmission electron microscopy, 3. Scanning electron microscopy, 4. Scanning probe microscopy, 5. X-ray spectroscopy, 6. Vibrational Spectroscopy, 7. Overview of non-destructive testing (dye penetrant testing and ultrasonic-testing), 8. Surface chemical analysis and other advanced techniques
Description of how the course is conductedClassroom lectures, practical exercises and visiting laboratories for material characterization.
Description of the didactic methodsLectures are in the form of presentations and experimental exercises. Preparing projects students are asked to search literature and find papers, and extract parts which are significant for the project subject.
Description of the evaluation methodsOne written lab report and one written project presentation- 30%, Hands-on lab project 30%, Final exam- 40%
Adopted Textbooks”Materials Characterization: Introduction to Microscopic and Spectroscopic Methods, 2nd Edition” by Yang Leng, John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
Recommended readings“Physical Properties of Materials, Third Edition”, by Mary Anne Whitens, CRC Press 2018