About the course

The course objective is for the student to develop an understanding of the theories for — as well as application, analysis and modelling of — experimental resources for synchrotron light and neutron radiation designs.

Course content


Synchrotron and neutron radiation:

- Scattering (Elastic, Inelastic)
- Diffraction: Bragg’s Law, de Broglie, form factors, atomic form factors
- Spectroscopy: Beer-Lambert Law

Experimental methods and applications:

- Diffraction based methods
- Spectroscopy based methods
- Reflection based methods
- Imaging and tomography

Syllabus and course literature

You can find a list of literature in the syllabus, along with other details about the course.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

Degree in materials science, machine technology, physics, chemistry or the equivalent. All degrees must be equivalent to at least 180 higher education credits.

At least 22,5 credits in Mathematics.

The equivalent of English 6 in Swedish secondary school.

MT640E Materials Engineering 7,5 credits.


University credits completed 100%

Course evaluation

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