ADVANCED IMAGING AND MATERIALS CHARACTERISATION
Credit points: 15
On completion of this subject, students will be able to determine chemical and structural properties of materials using the techniques of optical microscopy, electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, x-ray fluorescence and image analysis. Materials investigated include earth assemblages (minerals and soils) and technological materials such as semiconductors and integrated circuits. Students are also provided with a simple research problem solvable by computational methods, and are expected to solve it individually, in consultation with demonstrators. The approach and results are summarised in a written report. This subject is available to postgraduate students as part of a group of electives which deepen their knowledge of physics and introduce research-related skills.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Pigram
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Prerequisites Approval from the Department of Physics adviser of studies.
Incompatible subjects PHY2IMC, PHY2IMG
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||An Introduction to X-ray Spectrometry||Recommended||Jenkins, R.||HEYDEN, 1974|
|Readings||An Introduction to X-ray Spectrometry: X-ray Fluorescence and Electron Microprobe Analysis||Recommended||Williams, K.L.||LONDON; BOSTON: ALLEN & UNWIN, 1987|
|Readings||Computer-assisted Microscopy: the Measurement and Analysis of Images||Recommended||Russ, J.C.||NEW YORK: PLENUM PRESS, 1990.|
|Readings||Electron Probe Quantitation||Recommended||Heinrich, K.F.J. & Newbury, D.E.(eds)||NEW YORK: PLENUM PRESS, 1991|
|Readings||Elements of X-ray Diffraction||Recommended||Cullity, B.D.||ADDISON-WESLEY. 1977|
|Readings||Fundamentals of Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis||Recommended||Russ, J.C.||BUTTERWORTHS, 1984|
|Readings||Principles of Quantitative X-ray Fluorescence Analysis||Recommended||Tertian, R., Claisse, F.||HEYDEN, 1982|
|Readings||The Image Processing Handbook||Recommended||Russ, J.C.||BOCA RATON: CRC PRESS, 1995.|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Pigram
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|One 3-hour end-of-semester exam||75|
|Report on research problem (3000 words)||10|
|Three lab reports and oral interview (2%). Teamwork assessed by observation during lab sessions (1%)||15|