Doctoral level (or advanced Master’s level) course
X-ray scattering methods for structural analysis of bio-based materials
Time: 19.4.-31.5.2021 (period V, spring 2021), contact teaching during 26.4.-10.5.2021
Online and Nanotalo, Aalto University, Otaniemi Campus
Number of credits: 5 cr
Teachers: Paavo Penttilä (email@example.com), Ville Liljeström
The target of the course is to introduce the students to X-ray-based structural characterization methods (both in theory and in practice) and initiate the application of these methods in the students’ own research.
The topics covered include:
· Generation of X-rays and their interaction with matter
· Wide-angle X-ray scattering (WAXS)/X-ray diffraction (XRD)
· Small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS)
· Scattering data analysis related to bio-based materials
· Practical aspects of scattering experiments
will be organized in the form of lectures, demonstrations, group work, and
independent studying. Grading will be Pass/Fail.
The course will consist of online lectures on 26.-29.4.2021, demonstrations on 3.-5.5.2021 (one day per student), working in groups on 5.-7.5.2021, presentation of group work results on 10.5.2021, and independent studying at other times. Attendance to the contact teaching sessions (in italics) is compulsory. Only the demonstrations require physical presence at the Otaniemi campus (if allowed by the university), otherwise the teaching events will be held online.
Number of students admitted to this course will be limited (max. 15-16), participants will be chosen mainly based on information given by the students at registration. Registration finished on March 14, 2021, and the selected students have been informed. For further information or questions, contact Paavo Penttilä (firstname.lastname@example.org).