141.211 X-ray analytical methods
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form
TUWEL

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

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

  • Describe X-ray tubes, synchrotron radiation sources and their function
  • Explain interactions of photons with matter
  • Describe energy dispersive XRF,
  • describe how to improve detection limits for trace analysis
  • describe how to quantify in XRF
  • Explain details of special methods of XRF like (TXRF, 2D and 3 D imaging, micro XRF)
  • Apply the learned methods  to medical, industrial, biological and environmental questions.
  • Decide which analytical method is best suited for a specific problem
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Subject of course

  • Introduction to X-ray physics,
  • Introduction to X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF)
  • X-ray sources,
  • Energy dispersive XRF
  • X-ray optics.
  • Introduction to Various methods of X-ray analysis
  • XRF
  • 2D and 3 D X-ray imaging,
  • X-ray absorption spectroscopy,(XANES, EXAFS)
  • Microanalysis, (µ-XRF)
  • Total Reflection XRF (TXRF),
  • Synchrotron radiation induced XRF (SR-XRF)

 

Teaching methods

The fundamentals underlying the various methods will be reviewed, and their applicability will be discussed drawing on case studies. 

Mode of examination

Oral

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
14:30 - 18:0016.05.2022 - 19.05.2022 X-ray practicum labblock
X-ray analytical methods - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Mon16.05.202214:30 - 18:00 X-ray practicum labblock
Tue17.05.202214:30 - 18:00 X-ray practicum labblock
Wed18.05.202214:30 - 18:00 X-ray practicum labblock
Thu19.05.202214:30 - 18:00 X-ray practicum labblock
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Oral exam ( also online via zoom)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
04.03.2022 00:00 30.06.2022 00:00

Curricula

Literature

Handbook of X-ray Spektrometry, Marcel Dekker 2002, Van Grieken, Markowicz X-ray Spectrometry: recent technological advances, Wiley 2004, Tsuji, Injuk, Van Grieken,

Preceding courses

Language

English