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270158 VO Experimental methods for phase diagram determination (2021S)

Modul AC-5

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 27 - Chemie


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Language: German

Examination dates



Fridays, 14.00-15.30, online in Moodle
blocked lecture March to beginning of May
First lecture: 05.03.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture gives an overview about different methods used for the characterization of inorganic materials; in particular methods for phase diagram analysis. In the first section we discuss different types of phase diagrams and the possibilities to construct 2-dimensional diagrams of multi-component systems. the preparation of equilibrated samples is discussed. In the second section different methods for the investigation of isothermal equilibria are introduced: metallographic analysis by light optical microscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and EPMA (Electron Probe Microanalysis). The classical methods of thermal analysis, DTA (Differential Thermal Analysis), DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry) and TGA (Thermo Gravimetric Analysis) which are used for the investigation of thermal reactions are the topic of the third section. Finally we will give some practical examples on data analysis and the evaluation of complex phase diagrams based on experimental data.
The theoretical background of the most important methods for phase diagram analysis is discussed, and an overview about experimental techniques, application and data interpretation is given.

Assessment and permitted materials

oral Examination, in presence
Please contact the lecturer for appointment

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Questions on two to three independent topics will be evaluated and averaged for the final grade.

Examination topics

Content of Lecture and documentation of presentation

Reading list

Association in the course directory

AC-5, D.2, UF MA CH 02e

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