NFYK12004U Applications of X-ray and Neutron Scattering in Biology, Chemistry and Physics
With the upcoming facilities MAX-IV and ESS in Lund the overall goal of this course is to make students aware of the potential of these large-scale facilities on their own research. By following this course the students will:
- be introduced to scattering methods, including diffraction, pair distribution function (PDF) analysis, small angle scattering, X-ray absorption spectroscopy (EXAFS), inelastic neutron scattering, including examples from biological and soft matter, materials chemistry and physics
- develop an intuitive view of the application of these scattering methods to solve their own research questions
- have access to hands-on exercise, including proposal writing, data analysis and presentation of data
- participate on hands-on experiments at the DTU Imaging facility and at MAX-IV (the latter to be confirmed)
- have a tour of MAX-IV facility in Lund, Sweden.
The student will develop a solid knowledge (i) of the basic concepts of scattering and (ii) of different experimental scattering methods and respective data analysis.
- Be oriented on the basic physical principles for X-ray and neutron scattering
- Be oriented on basic experimental methods used at large scale facilities
- Understand elastic, inelastic, coherent and incoherent scattering processes
- Be oriented in how scattering techniques can be applied to soft materials and hard condensed matter
- Be able to participate in experiments at large scale facilities
- Be able to perform simple data analysis on data from large scale facilities
- Be able to apply scattering techniques to own research
- Be able to write his/her own application for beam time for a large scale facility
Lecture notes plus provided articles and book chapters.
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
2. Material describing basic concepts on Chemistry and Biology will also be posted before the course.
3. To facilitate full participation in the course, a short-bio describing the students’ scientific interests is highly recommended. This information should be posted during the week preceding the course start. An example will be posted in Absalon.
4. The course is run in collaboration between University of Copenhagen, Technical University of Denmark, Lund University and Roskilde University.
- Theory exercises
- Practical exercises
Feedback will be given during individual meetings, where the teacher responsible discusses in a one-to-one setting with the student. The goal is to adjust expectations to build confidence and inquisitive experience throughout the course.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignment, two weeksA final report, based either on experiments or a beam time proposal, must be written, and approved. The deadline for the submission of the assignment is to be agreed between the student and the course responsible, but should not exceed one week after the conclusion of the course.
- Exam registration requirements
The student must participate 80 % of the time, make an oral presentation during the course as well deliver the two reports described under type of assessment.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- passed/not passed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Flere interne bedømmere
If 80% participation is attained, and the submitted report is not approved, a new written report must be submitted. The deadline for the submission of the revised reports is to be agreed between the student and the course responsible, but should not exceed 30 days after the conclusion of the course.
Criteria for exam assesment
See Learning Outcome