308.138 Imaging metals by X-rays. electrons, and neutrons
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, SE, 3.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar

Learning outcomes

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

describe the basic mechanisms and physical principles of characterization techniques using X-ray, electron, as well as neutron radiation/diffraction for analyzing structural and morphological features in metallic materials.

Subject of course

Hyrarchic structure of alloys: aromistic, crystals, grains, defects, phases, phase boundaries, phase kinetics, three-dimensional architecture; Interactions with electromagnetic waves (X-rays, synchrotron, electrons) and particle radiation (neutrons): absorption, diffraction, phase contrast; TEM, SEM, phase identification, macro- and micro stresses, tomography

Teaching methods

  • X-Ray diffraction
  • Neutron diffraction
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Transmission electron microscopy

Mode of examination


Additional information


Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Thu14:00 - 15:0003.10.2019GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH prelimenary meeting

Examination modalities

The course assessment will be based on:

  • a final report and/or presentation
  • and an oral interview

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
04.10.2019 13:00 14.10.2019 00:00 14.10.2019 00:00

Registration modalities

The course will take place if there are at least 3 participants! 

e-mail to helmut.riedl@tuwien.ac.at



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

complementary to preparation of thesis for bachelor, diploma or doctorate


  • Attendance Required!