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26912 The Rietveld Method and X-ray Powder Diffraction

Danish title:

Rietveldmetoden og røntgen pulver diffraktion

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Point( ECTS )

5

Course type:

Ph.D.
Taught under open university

Schedule:

Spring
As agreed.Deadline for enrolment 1st February 2015

Location:

Campus Lyngby

Scope and form:

Lectures, exercises and assignments

Duration of Course:

[The course is not following DTUs normal Schedule]

Type of assessment:

Aid:

Evaluation:

Qualified Prerequisites:

Participants restrictions:

Minimum 5 Maximum: 10

General course objectives:

To give a practical introduction to the Rietveld method for crystal structure refinements from conventional or synchrotron powder diffraction data.

Learning objectives:

A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:
  • Be able to outline fundamental diffraction theory.
  • Be able to outline the building of crystalline material in terms of unit cells and symmetries.
  • Be able to outline the powder diffraction method, its advantages and drawbacks.
  • Be able to outline the Rietveld method, its advantages and drawbacks.
  • Be able to outline possible error sources and how to avoid/reduce them.
  • Be oriented in crystallographic literature, databases and internet resources.
  • Be able to carry out data collection, data handling and Rietveld refinements on crystal structures.
  • Be able to present methods and results in a form acceptable to the scientific literature.

Content:

X-rays. General diffraction theory. Powder diffraction. Data collection strategies. Least-squares method. Rietveld
method. Refinement strategies. Particle size and defects. Quantitative analysis. Practical exercises in sample preparation, data collection, data handling, crystal structure refinements and reports.

CourseLiterature:

Compendium

Remarks:

The course is open for participitaion for others than Ph.D.-students against a fee. Please contact the person responsible for the course or the Education Secretariate of the institute, build. 206, room 208, phone 45252001

Responsible:

Kenny Ståhl , Building 206, Ph. (+45) 4525 2019 , kenny@kemi.dtu.dk

Department:

26 Department of Chemistry

Registration Sign up:

At the professor's office
1st of February, 2014
Last updated: 25. april, 2014