Universität Wien FIND

270263 SE+UE Moderne Methoden zur Charakterisierung von Materialien (2015W)

3.50 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 27 - Chemie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

This course is part of a larger LV entitled "Materialwissenschaftliches Praktikum", which consists of a LV 260060 (PR Praktikum Materialphysik) in the Faculty of Physics as well as the LV 270263 in the Faculty of Chemistry. The part in the Faculty of Chemistry comprises 4 Experiments outlined below.


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 15 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Deutsch, Englisch



n. Ü., Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Physikal. Chemie.


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Introduction to production and properties of X-rays. Fundamental principles of X-ray diffraction. Indexation of X-ray powder patterns (Example 1). Techniques and interpretation of powder diffraction data; qualitative and quantitative analysis of crystalline powders (Rietveld analysis) as well as ab-initio determination of an unknown crystal structure from X-ray powder data (Example 2). Methods of solving the phase problem. Direct methods for structure determination and refinement from X-ray single crystal data (Example 3). Introduction to EPMA (Electron Microprobe Analysis; Example 4).
The introductory course is accompanied by tutored exercises on these major tasks (1-4) and by concomitant training in various computer programs (Fullprof, Oscail, Atoms).

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The judging of students is derived from the activity in seminars, the engagement during the experiments, and from the result of final questioning.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Correct handling of modern research facilities, good physico/chemical understanding, suitable documentation of experiments, and the specific preparation for master work and/or a doctoral thesis in materials chemistry.


The lab course uses modern audio-visual tools and state-of-the-art research instruments.


1) M.M. Woolfson, "An Introduction to X-ray Crystallography", Cambridge University Press, Online Publication January 2010; Online ISBN:9780511622557 ; Paperback ISBN:9780521423595

2) G. H. Stout and L.H. Jensen "X-ray Structure Determination, A Practical Guide", 2nd Ed. J. Wiley&Sons, NY, 1989

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

PC-1; B.2;

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:42