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651-4063-00L  X-ray Powder Diffraction

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersM. Plötze
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 12.



Catalogue data

AbstractIn the course the students learn to measure X-ray diffraction patterns of minerals and to evaluate these using different software for qualitative and quantitative mineral composition as well as crystallographic parameters.
ObjectiveUpon successful completion of this course students are able to:
- describe the principle of X-ray diffraction analysis
- carry out a qualitative and quantitative mineralogical analysis independently,
- critically assess the data,
- communicate the results in a scientific report.
ContentFundamental principles of X-ray diffraction
Setup and operation of X-ray diffractometers
Interpretation of powder diffraction data
Qualitative and quantitative phase analysis of crystalline powders (e.g. with Rietveld analysis)
Lecture notesSelected handouts will be made available in the lecture
LiteratureALLMANN, R.: Röntgen-Pulverdiffraktometrie : Rechnergestützte Auswertung, Phasenanalyse und Strukturbestimmung Berlin : Springer, 2003.
DINNEBIER, R.E. et al.: Powder Diffraction. Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, 2008. (http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/eBook/978-0-85404-231-9)
PECHARSKY, V.K. and ZAVALIJ, P.Y: Fundamentals of Powder Diffraction and Structural Characterization of Materials. Springer, 2009.
(http://www.springerlink.com/content/k100xr/#section=126257&page=1)
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course includes a high portion of practical exercises in sample preparation as well as measurement and evaluation of X-ray powder diffraction data.
Own sample will be analysed qualitatively and quantitatively. Knowledge in mineralogy of this system is essential.
The lecture course is limited to 12 participants.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersM. Plötze
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
651-4063-00 GX-ray Powder Diffraction Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
Permission from lecturers required for all students.
2 hrs
Mon08-10HIL F 10.3 »
M. Plötze

Groups

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Restrictions

General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
Permission from lecturers required for all students
Places12 at the most
Waiting listuntil 03.10.2016

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Earth Sciences MasterSedimentology: Courses of ChoiceWInformation
Earth Sciences MasterMineralogy and Petrology: Courses of ChoiceWInformation
Earth Sciences MasterPetrology and Volcanology: Courses of ChoiceWInformation
Earth Sciences MasterPart B: MethodsW+Information