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FY8920 - Light, Neutron, and X-ray scattering

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment and oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio assessment 70/100
Oral examination 30/100 D

Course content

General scattering theory applied to examples from dynamic ligth scattering (DLS), small-angle neutron scattering (SANS), wide- and small-angle X-ray scattering (WAXS and SAXS). Three lab-exercises (DLS, SANS, WAXS) including report that will be graded.

Learning outcome

The student shall know general scattering theory applied to examples from dynamic light-scattering (DLS), small-angle neutron scattering (SANS), wide- and small-angle X-ray scattering (WAXS and SAXS). The student shall know simple data-analysis from DLS, SANS, WAXS experiments, including knowledge about standard experimental set-ups, which factors determine experimental resolutions etc.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures given by professors, three obligatory lab exercises (DLS, SANS (including 1 travel to an international neutron facility, for example to ESS in Lund in Sweden), WAXS). Each lab report counts 20% for the final grade, obligatory open student presentation based on a scientific publication given to each student about 2 week prior to the presentation counts 10% for the final grade, obligatory oral exam counts 30% for the final grade.

Further on evaluation

The final grade is based on portfolio assessment. The portfolio includes an oral exam and report. The evaluation of the different parts is given in %-points, while the entire portfolio is given passed or not passed. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments in the portfolio must be re-taken.

Required previous knowledge

Basic university level mathematics, physics, chemistry

Course materials

Hand.outs: Lecture notes and selected copies from scientific articles/books.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TFY4515 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Materials
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Nanotechnology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Physics

Examination

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment and oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio assessment 70/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 30/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Portfolio assessment 70/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Oral examination 30/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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