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260067 VO Scattering, Microscopy and Spectroscopy (2020S)

6.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

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Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The first lecture on Monday 9.3.2020 is the course discussion.

Monday 09.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 11.03. 14:15 - 15:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 16.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 18.03. 14:15 - 15:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 23.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 25.03. 14:15 - 15:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 30.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 01.04. 14:15 - 15:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 20.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 22.04. 14:15 - 15:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 27.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 29.04. 14:15 - 15:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 04.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 06.05. 14:15 - 15:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 11.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 13.05. 14:15 - 15:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 18.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 20.05. 14:15 - 15:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 25.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 27.05. 14:15 - 15:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 03.06. 14:15 - 15:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 08.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 10.06. 14:15 - 15:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 15.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 17.06. 14:15 - 15:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 22.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 24.06. 14:15 - 15:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Microscopy and various types of spectroscopy are indispensable tools for materials physics, chemistry and biology, and their mastery is vital for wide areas of research. Electron microscopy in particular has become one of the most versatile techniques for materials science.

To understand these techniques, the course will provide a unified description of the scattering of both light and particles, and especially of electrons used in electron microscopy. For electron microscopy, we will give explanation of the physical concepts of wave-particle duality, image formation down to atomic resolution, as well as the interaction of such radiation with matter.

Complementary to microscopy, a wide variety of spectroscopic techniques are commonplace in materials science. Apart from electron spectroscopies including scanning tunneling spectroscopy, most of these utilize electromagnetic radiation as a probe. The course will introduce the physical principles of its interaction with matter, alongside useful practical considerations for measurement and analysis.

The course assumes basic knowledge of optics, electromagnetism and electrodynamics (Experimental and Theoretical Physics II), quantum mechanics (Experimental and Theoretical Physics III), and condensed matter physics (Experimental Physics IV).

Assessment and permitted materials

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this examination will be held as digital oral exam. Individual time slots will be scheduled via Moodle and each exam conducted using the Moodle-integrated video conferencing software (only a web browser is required).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

To pass the exam, basic physical understanding of the microscopy and spectroscopy needs to be demonstrated. The grade will depend on the depth and accuracy of the answers to the questions and follow-up questions.

If only half of the questions are correctly answered, the grade is 4. If more questions are correctly answered but significant prompting from the examiners is required or the answers are partial, the grade will be 3. If most questions are correctly answered with only some prompting, the grade is 2. For a grade of 1, correct answers to almost all questions with no prompting will need to be given.

Examination topics

The material lectured in 2020S in its entirety. If you took the course in an earlier semester, please contact Toma Susi for access to the Moodle workspace.

The Course is to be regarded as one, single and inseparable entity together with the associated exercise class 260073-1 PUE, which is listed separately for technical reasons only. What we show in class will be worked upon and truly learned by individual and independent work on the homework sets of 260073-1 PUE, which will be distributed weekly.

If you attend the class, read the literature and do the homework problems, you will have commanded sufficient knowledge of the exam contents -- knowledge meaning that you will then be able to confront and solve physical problems at the level of those given at the homework assignments.

For students in the new Master's Curriculum: No exams exist on exercise classes and no separate note will be given, since the class and the exercises are conceived as one entity ("module"). Accordingly, there will be just an exam of the whole Course.

Reading list

Main textbooks:

Transmission electron microscopy: a textbook for materials science
David B. Williams, Barry C. Carter
Springer, 2nd edition (2009)

Solid-State Spectroscopy: An Introduction
Hans Kuzmany
Springer, 2nd edition (2009)

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Supplementary textbooks for individual topics:

Transmission electron microscopy: physics of image formation and microanalysis
Ludwig Reimer
Springer, 4th edition (1997)

Optics
Eugene Hecht

Pearson, 5th edition (2016)

Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging
Douglas B. Murphy and
 Michael W. Davidson
Wiley-Blackwell, 2nd edition (2013)

Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-ray Microanalysis
Joseph I. Goldstein et al.
Springer, 4th edition (2018)

Association in the course directory

M-CORE 11, MaG 6, MaG 9, MaG 10, MaG 13, MaG 14, MaG 23, MaG 24, MaV 6

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