NFYK12004U Applications of X-ray and Neutron Scattering in Biology, Chemistry and Physics
With the upcoming facilities MAX-VI 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 by top experts to scattering methods, including diffraction, small angle scattering, X-ray absorption spectroscopy (EXAFS), inelastic neutron scattering, and imaging
- be introduced to Molecular dynamics
- be introduced to X-ray imaging applications in Medical Physics
- be aware of the latest applications of neutron and X-rays in biology, 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 exercises, including proposal writing, virtual reality experiments, data analysis and presentation of data
- participate in hands-on experiments at the DTU Imaging facility and at MAX-IV (the latter to be confirmed)
- have a tour of ESS and MAX-IV facilities in Lund, Sweden
The student will develop a solid knowledge (i) of the basic concepts of scattering and imaging and (ii) of different experimental scattering and imaging methods and respective data analysis.
- Be oriented on the basic physical principles for X-ray and neutron scattering and imaging
- Be oriented on basic experimental methods used at large scale facilities
- Understand elastic, inelastic, coherent and incoherent scattering processes
- Be oriented in how scattering and imaging 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 and imaging 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. 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.
3. A list of guest lectures will be posted in Absalon when the course page becomes available.
4. The course is run in collaboration between University of Copenhagen and The Technical University of Denmark.
- 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 weeks
- Type of assessment details
- A final report, based either on experiments or a beam time proposal, must be written, and approved.
- Exam registration requirements
The student must participate 80 % of the time, make an oral presentation during the course as well as deliver the report described under type of assessment.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- passed/not passed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners (including the course responsibles)
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 negative assessment result is communicated to the student.
Criteria for exam assesment
See Learning Outcome
- Course code
- 7,5 ECTS
- Full Degree Master
- 1 block
- August 2023, exact dates TBD
- Course capacity
The number of seats may be reduced in the late registration period
- Study Board of Physics, Chemistry and Nanoscience
- The Niels Bohr Institute
- Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology
- Department of Chemistry
- Faculty of Science
- Heloisa Nunes Bordallo (8-64717466636e6e714270646b306d7730666d)
Heloisa N. Bordallo (KU)
Luise Theil Kuhn (DTU)