[ 290CTPEMACV18 ] VL Materials Characterisation

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Chemistry Achim Walter Hassel 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Chemistry 2018W
Objectives The objectives are focused on providing basic information about using the most common techniques for materials testing and characterization.
  1. Introduction + SI Units
  2. Particles and powder characterization
  3. Mechanical characterization
  4. Thermal analysis
  5. Elementary particles and radiation
  6. Magnetic characterization, Corrosion
  7. Electrical characterization 1
  8. Electrical characterization 2
  9. SPM
  10. SEM, EDX, EBSD;
  11. XRD, (Crystallography)
  12. TEM, XPS
  13. Metallography, photography
Criteria for evaluation The lecture finishes with a written, 2.5h examination. The evaluation contains multiple choice questions, free descriptions of various techniques, free thinking – actions to take in real life situations and problem solving with elementary calculations.
Methods PowerPoint slides and board for calculation examples.
Language English
Study material The lecture itself would provide the minimum knowledge requested. Additional information may be found in various specialty books or instrument manufacturers.
Changing subject? No
Further information The examination at the end of this lecture is not something one would „try“ without thorough preparation. Having the necessary knowledge to pass the exam is a matter of study, not a matter of luck. Presence at the lecture is not compulsory, but is strongly recommended.
Corresponding lecture TCBPEVOMACH: VO Materialprüfung und Charakterisierung (2,6 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment