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General information:
Name:
Introduction to synchrotron radiation and its applications
Course of study:
2018/2019
Code:
JFT-2-064-s
Faculty of:
Physics and Applied Computer Science
Study level:
Second-cycle studies
Specialty:
-
Field of study:
Technical Physics
Semester:
0
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
dr inż. Tabiś Wojciech (wtabis@agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
dr inż. Tabiś Wojciech (wtabis@agh.edu.pl)
Module summary

The course will provide the students with a knowledge on the generation of the synchrotron radiation, X-ray instrumentation, and its application in the condensed matter physics.

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence
M_K001 Student develops the ability to working in a team in gathering the literature, and proposing a specific experiment to be performed at a synchrotron X-ray source as well as processing of experimental data and their interpretation. FT2A_K02, FT2A_K03, FT2A_K01 Project,
Activity during classes,
Involvement in teamwork,
Participation in a discussion
Skills
M_U001 Student is familiar with the X-ray diffraction, X-ray absorption and resonant X-ray scattering techniques, also under extreme conditions. FT2A_U02, FT2A_U01, FT2A_U03 Presentation,
Activity during classes
M_U002 Student is capable of selecting an appropriate experimental technique for solving a specific problem in the condensed matter physics. FT2A_U02, FT2A_U01, FT2A_U07, FT2A_U04, FT2A_U06, FT2A_U03 Project
M_U003 Student knows the processes of generation of the x-ray radiation, its monochromatization, and properties of the X-ray radiation generated by various sources. FT2A_U02, FT2A_U01, FT2A_U03 Activity during classes,
Participation in a discussion
Knowledge
M_W001 Student acquires knowledge of the experiments performed in extreme conditions FT2A_W06, FT2A_W01, FT2A_W02 Activity during classes,
Participation in a discussion,
Presentation
M_W002 Student acquires the general knowledge of the generation and properties of the X-ray radiation from the X-ray tube, synchrotron and the X-ray free electron laser. Student becomes familiar with the X-ray instrumentation and detection of radiation. FT2A_W06, FT2A_W05, FT2A_W02 Activity during classes,
Participation in a discussion
M_W003 Student is introduced to the process of obtaining access to the synchrotron facilities for performing a proposed experiment. FT2A_W03, FT2A_W05 Project,
Activity during classes,
Involvement in teamwork
M_W004 Student acquires knowledge of the experimental techniques using X-ray interaction with matter. FT2A_W03, FT2A_W01, FT2A_W02 Activity during classes,
Participation in a discussion,
Presentation
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Others
E-learning
Social competence
M_K001 Student develops the ability to working in a team in gathering the literature, and proposing a specific experiment to be performed at a synchrotron X-ray source as well as processing of experimental data and their interpretation. - - - + - - - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 Student is familiar with the X-ray diffraction, X-ray absorption and resonant X-ray scattering techniques, also under extreme conditions. + - - + - - - - - - -
M_U002 Student is capable of selecting an appropriate experimental technique for solving a specific problem in the condensed matter physics. + - - + - - - - - - -
M_U003 Student knows the processes of generation of the x-ray radiation, its monochromatization, and properties of the X-ray radiation generated by various sources. + - - - - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Student acquires knowledge of the experiments performed in extreme conditions + - - + - - - - - - -
M_W002 Student acquires the general knowledge of the generation and properties of the X-ray radiation from the X-ray tube, synchrotron and the X-ray free electron laser. Student becomes familiar with the X-ray instrumentation and detection of radiation. + - - - - - - - - - -
M_W003 Student is introduced to the process of obtaining access to the synchrotron facilities for performing a proposed experiment. - - - + - - - - - - -
M_W004 Student acquires knowledge of the experimental techniques using X-ray interaction with matter. + - - + - - - - - - -
Module content
Lectures:

1. Physical properties of the X-ray radiation. Generation of the X-rays; X-ray tube, synchrotron radiation. X-ray radiation by a relativistic electron. Synchrotron instrumentation; accelerator, bending magnet, wiggler, undulator, mirror, monochromator. 3h
2. Detection of the X-rays; point detector, area detector. Acquisition systems at synchrotrons. 2h
3. X-ray absorption spectroscopy techniques in condensed matter physics. 2h
4. X-ray diffraction and resonant X-ray diffraction techniques. 2h
5. Inelastic X-ray scattering techniques and their application in the studies of the phonons and magnetic excitations. 2h
6. X-ray experiments performed in extreme condition; pulsed magnetic field, diamond anvil cell, high-temperature setups used at synchrotrons. 2h
7. X-ray free electron laser; coherence of the radiation, self-amplified stimulated-emission process. Experimental techniques based on coherent X-ray scattering. Ultrafast X-ray scattering. 2h

Project classes:

1. General information. 1h
2. Presentation of the results, published in the literature, obtained by X-ray synchrotron techniques on various subjects in the condensed matter physics. 10h
3. Preparation of a proposal for an X-ray experiment based on the templates form the European synchrotron facilities. 4h

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 75 h
Module ECTS credits 3 ECTS
Participation in lectures 15 h
Participation in project classes 15 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 15 h
Contact hours 15 h
Completion of a project 15 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

The final grade will include the grade from the presentation of a selected scientific article (40%), writing a proposal for a scientific experiment at a synchrotron in a team effort (40%) and the participation in the discussion during the classes.

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

Basic knowledge of physics.

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

http://www.lightsources.org

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

According to the WoS.

Additional information:

In case of absence, student should contact the teacher to obtain the information about the material discussed during the missed classes. Within the following week, student should solve and present the problems discussed during the class.