141.153 Project work on X-ray analysis
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, PR, 8.0h, 10.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 8.0
  • Credits: 10.0
  • Type: PR Project
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • Perform measurement with an energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer
  • Qualitative analysis of X-ray spectra, determine the elements in a sample
  • Spectrum deconvolution using special software
  • Interpretation of measurement data and writing a report
  • Using special methods of XRF like TXRF, µ-XRF, GIXRF,…
  •  solving research relevant problems individually

Subject of course

  • Qualitative X-ray analysis
  • Spectrum deconvolution
  • Data evaluation and  interpretation
  • Contribution to problems of actual research activities
  • e.g Application of special XRF methods to spezial analytical problems
  • Development of special XRF methods to special analytical problems in eg. Environmental science, medicine, biology, nano science, cultural heritage and industrial applications

 solving research relevant problems individually

Teaching methods

After an introduction to the topic the student will apply his competences to small problems out of the actual research activities of the research group. He/she will perform measurements, data evaluation and data interpretation. Finally the work will be summed in a written report.

Mode of examination




Examination modalities

written report

Course registration

Registration modalities

Atominstitut Ort: persönlich


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 261 Technical Physics Not specified
066 460 Physical Energy and Measurement Engineering Not specified
066 461 Technical Physics Not specified
810 Technical Physics Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

fundamentals of X-ray physics

Preceding courses

Continuative courses


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