Methods of study and characterisation of materials

Course Information
TitleΜΕΘΟΔΟΙ ΜΕΛΕΤΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΧΑΡΑΚΤΗΡΙΣΜΟΥ ΤΩΝ ΥΛΙΚΩΝ / Methods of study and characterisation of materials
CodeΥ03
Interdepartmental ProgrammeDIERGASIES KAI TECΗNOLOGIA PROĪGMENŌN YLIKŌN (2018-sīmera)
Collaborating SchoolsElectrical and Computer Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Chemistry
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600004477

Programme of Study: DIERGASIES KAI TECΗNOLOGIA PROĪGMENŌN YLIKŌN (2018-sīmera)

Registered students: 20
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course117.5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600123887
Type of the Course
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for the specific course. For an unimpeded class work prospective students are expected to a) have good background knowledge of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, b) have been exposed to fundamental physicochemical characterization techniques during their undergraduate studies, and c) possess creative vision. Knowledge of a foreign language is necessary.
Learning Outcomes
The graduate students for the course are expected to:  gain knowledge of basic concepts, principles and advanced applications of modern physicochemical techniques pertaining tot he analysis of matter in engineering processes and advanced materials technologies.  develop their personal skills and critical thinking on basic and advanced knowledge of general, complex analytical techniques in technologies tied to advanced materials  understand the theoretical pillars of the physicochemical analaytical techniques, and be in a position to apply the relevant analaysis to solve engineering problems in processes and advanced materials technologies.  gain knowledge of the basic characteristics of qualitative and quantitative research in modern analysis on the structure and properties of matter and understand its role in engineering and current applications in modern hybrid technological materials.  Get exposed and trained on methodological and practical issues that may arise from the involvement of a contemporary analaytical techniques of an engineering researcher in the specific field.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
I.3 Methods of study and characterization of materials Optical Microscopy, Optical microscope - General. Light Methods: Bright and dark field, Normarski (DIC), polarized light. Phase contrast microscope, interference microscope. Lenses, Imprinting media. Metallogrpahic preparation of samples for optical observation. Laboratory exercise: Use of optical metallogrpahic microscope for the study of characteristic metallic samples. Electron microscopy. Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). Microanalysitcal methods (WDS, EDS). Sampe system preparation. Laboratory exercise: Morphological study (SEM, TEM) - Point chemical analysis. X-rays. X-ray diffraction. Bragg equation. Strutcural analysis methods: Powder, single crystal, amorphous. Laboratory exercise: Materials characterization - Phase identification. Spectroscopc, optical methods. Absorption-Transmission Spectroscopy. FT-IR and Raman Spectroscopy. Microcharacterization. Laboratory exercise: Raman - FT-IR. methods of mechanical property measurements. Tensile strength and stress measurements upon impact. Relaxation tests. Dynamic mechanical analysis. Laboratory exercise: Tensile strength and stress measurements upon impact. Electrical and magnetic property measurement methods. Electrical conductivity measuremements. Semiconductor -dielectric material characterization. Magnetic field sensors. Magnetic quantitiy measurements, hysteresis cycle recording, Curie point measurement, Epstein frame method. Laboratory exercise: Surface resistance measurement - Four point method. Epstein frame loss method.
Keywords
Microscopy, spectroscopy, mechanical properties, analysis, physicochemical techniques, structure of matter, advanced materials, magnetism, X-ray crystallography
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
During class recitations, the following Information Technology and Communications means are employed: 1. Personal PCs and University Servers 2. Scientific videos For student communication, the following media are employed: 1. E-mail 2. Phone communication 3. Skype
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Laboratory Work
Total
Student Assessment
Description
The evaluation criteria of student performance are listed and dwelled upon in due detail on the following website: http://dtpy.web.auth.gr/en/index.html
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Last Update
20-02-2019