Structure of Materials Laboratory

Course Information
TitleΕΡΓΑΣΤΗΡΙΟ ΔΟΜΗΣ ΤΩΝ ΥΛΙΚΩΝ / Structure of Materials Laboratory
CodeΣΥΥ501
FacultySciences
SchoolPhysics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorGeorgios Vourlias
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40003017

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
600178515
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • ΓΘΥ205 Physics V (Modern Physics)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will: -recognize simple crystal structures, basic types of lattice and indicate lattice levels. - be familiar with the operating principles of a x-ray diffractometer -be able to evaluate, in general terms, an x-ray diffraction diagram (single crystal, mixture of polycrystalline materials, amorphous) - have understood the usefulness of the x-ray diffraction method in materials characterization.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction of the concepts of crystal lattice, unit and primitive cells, crystal systems, Miller indices, fractional coordinates, equivalent positions. Operating principles of x-ray devices. Lab Exercise 1: Analysis of a polychromatic X-ray beam using a single crystal wavelength analyzer and implementing Braggs law. Identification of the wavelength and energy of the emitted X-ray photons. Calculation of mass density from crystallographic data. Lab Exercise 2: Identification of unit cell of unknown materials based on XRD data. Calculation of unit cell size and of the number of lattice positions in the cell. Experimental verification of correct cell. Finding of ionic radii of the constituents of an unknown ionic crystal from XRD data. Lab Exercise 3: Experimental X-ray methods for the study of polycrystalline (powder) materials. The Debye-Scherrer method. Indexing Debye diagrams. Identifiication of the crystal structure of known and unknown powder samples. Lab Exercise 4: Experimental X-ray methods for the study of amorphous and nanocrystalline materials. The Bragg-Brentano Method. Identification and indexing Bragg-Brentano diagrams. Calculation of average grain size in nanocrystalline materials.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Video lectures
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Laboratory Work78
Written assigments39
Exams3
Total120
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
  • Report (Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
B.D. Cullity & S.R. Stock Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River (2001) X-Ray Diffraction: A Practical Approach C. Suryanarayana & M. Grant Norton Plenum Press, New York (1998) Εισαγωγή στην κρυσταλλοδομή Κωνσταντίνος Καβούνης σοφία A.E., 2008 ISBN 978-960-6706-14-1
Last Update
21-07-2021