Credit points: 15
The optics and applications of x-rays are introduced. Emphasis is placed on imaging and synchrotron-source related applications. The major topics covered include: Propagation of x-rays in free space; Partially coherent fields; Interactions of x-rays with matter; X-ray sources; X-ray optics; and Synchrotron based applications of x-rays. In particular, the production of x-rays and the properties of x-ray light from a synchrotron source are examined. In addition the principal of operation and some of the practical issues relating to the optical manipulation of x-rays using diffractive, refractive and reflective optics are discussed. The course makes use of the Australian Synchrotron as an example and, scheduling permitting, will involve a visit to it and interaction with beamline staff.
SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS
Subject Co-ordinatorGrant van Riessen
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Prerequisites Acceptance into an honours or masters program (PSMSC) or (SMNT) or (SZHSN) in the Department of Physics, or approval of Department of Physics postgraduate co-ordinator
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Coherent X-ray Optics||Prescribed||D. Paganin||OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2006|
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Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGrant van Riessen
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The equivalent of 36 hours of laboratory/workshops or similar per semester."
|1 oral presentation||20|
|1 practical laboratory report||20|
|3 written assignments||60|