Introduces seniors and new graduate students to the fabrication, analysis, electrical and mechanical properties of thin film materials through hands-on experiments in the Materials Science and Engineering instructional laboratories. Covers both the principles and practice..
This course presents theory, principles of modern diffraction techniques and their applications for materials characterization.
Topics include elastic and inelastic scattering of periodic and nonperiodic structures, X-ray, neutron and electron instrumentation, powder method,
thin film and surface scattering, and electron diffraction.
Present theory of advanced electron microscopy techniques and their practice in relationship to materials structure characterization and microanalysis.
Topics include wave propagation, wave optics, lens aberrations, kinematical and dynamical theory of electron diffraction, high resolution electron microscopy,
electron probe formation, STEM, inelastic scattering and electron energy loss spectroscopy. Microscope experience is included through laboratory demonstrations and project assignments.