OPTICAL TECHNIQUES AND CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS

Course Information
TitleΟΠΤΙΚΕΣ ΤΕΧΝΙΚΕΣ ΚΑΙ ΚΡΥΣΤΑΛΛΟΔΟΜΗ ΥΛΙΚΩΝ / OPTICAL TECHNIQUES AND CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS
CodeMΝΝ214
FacultySciences
SchoolPhysics
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40002894

Programme of Study: PPS Nanosciences & Nanotechnology (2007-today)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses217.5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600133622
Type of the Course
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • German (Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • MΝΝ216 MODELS AND THEORY OF MOLECULAR AND ATOMIC PROCESSES
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
Optical Techniques and Spectroscopy: Classic regard of the absorption and dispersion of matter. Absorption coefficient, penetration depth in matter. Dispersion relations and sum rules. Interaction of electromagnetic radiation with the matter (photon-electron). Dielectric function and refractive index. Experimental techniques for the study of optical properties (Spectroscopic Ellipsometry (from the IR in the UV energy region), IR Spectroscopy and Raman). Optical techniques for in-situ and real-time monitoring the growth process and formation of matter and the materials. Crystal Structure: Small Scale Materials: X-ray diffraction, and small angle diffraction of high resolution. X-rays reflectivity (determination of density, study of multilayer films and nanostructures). Quality and morphology of surfaces and interfaces. Non specular x-ray scattering (topography and morphology of surfaces, fractal dimension of surfaces and length of correlation). Polymers: X-ray diffraction from polymers, co-polymers and polymer mixtures. Structure of monocrystalline polymer of low molecular weight multilateral and helical polymers. Diffraction linewidth and crystallite sizes. Determination of crystallinity and ageing of polymers. Determination of particles size of polymers. Proteins: Introduction (the cell, the nucleic acids, the amino-acids, the hydrocarbons). Structural elements of proteins. Cleaning of proteins. Growth of protein crystals. Crystalic symmetry and diffraction from macromolecules, Acquisition and treatment of diffraction data, and structure solving and Molecular replacement. Databases on macromolecules. Crystallographic programs of resolution, imaging and improvement of structure. Comparisons with other methods. Laboratorial familiarization with techniques and methods of Spectroscopy and Crystallography.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures501.7
Total501.7
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
Last Update
13-11-2015