Advanced Materials Characterisation Techniques 7.5 Credits

Materialtekniska Analysmetoder
Second cycle, T7003T
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2018 Sp 4 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 28 Feb 2007

Last revised
by Mats Näsström 12 Jan 2018

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Engineering Materials
Subject group (SCB)
Materials Technology
Main field of study
Materials Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Basic knowledge in materials engineering (metallic and polymeric materials, solid state physics).

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The aim of this course is to provide sufficiently detailed understanding of some of the most important materials characterization techniques. Active student participation through discussions is also stimulated.

After fulfilling the course the students will have achieved knowledge about some of the most important materials characterization methods and choose the most suitable technique for a certain application. Techniques covered throughout the course are electron microscopy, atomic for microscopy, thermal analysis, XRD, spectroscopic methods and a number of other methods.

Lectures, seminars and laboratory work.

Approved seminar, assignment and lab reports.

Farid Akhtar

Transition terms
The course T7003T is equal to MPC004

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2010 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Brandon, D. and Kaplan, W.D. (2008). Microstructural Characterization of Materials, 2nd ed. Chichester, Wiley.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

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Study guidance
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