IMAGING AND MATERIALS CHARACTERISATION

PHY2MAC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

On completion of this subject, you 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 semi conductors and integrated circuits. You will gain discipline based knowledge and skills in preparation for a career in physical and earth sciences

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Pigram

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesPHY1SCB OR CHE1CHF OR PHY1LS OR CHE1APL OR PHY1SCA OR CHE1GEN

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPHY2IMG

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Fundamentals of energy dispersive X-ray analysis

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJ.C. Russ

Year1984

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PublisherButterworths

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An introduction to X-ray spectrometry

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorR. Jenkins

Year1974

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherHeyden

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The image processing handbook

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJ.C. Russ

Year1995

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PublisherBoca Raton:CRC Press

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Elements of X-ray diffraction

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorB. D. Cullity

Year1977

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PublisherAddison-Wesley

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse and/or solve conceptual and numerical problems related to imaging and materials characterisation.
02. Develop hands-on experience in techniques used in materials characterisation following instrument manuals and/ or standard operating procedure.
03. Critically review and analyse experimental data and interpret the results with reference to the scientific literature.
04. Communicate key findings from experimental investigations in the form of a detailed written report.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Pigram

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 32 - 43
Seven 3.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 hour end-of-semester written exam (2000 word equiv)

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO3

Extended Lab report collated from multiple laboratory sessions (2000 word equiv)Students characterise the physical properties of a nanomaterial sample using a range of techniques and present the findings in a written report in the format of a journal article.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

4 x Image analysis assignments (500 word equiv total)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3