PHYSICS 773 - SPECTROSCOPIC TECHNIQUES FOR MATERIALS RESEARCH

 

READING COURSE

Course Website:  http://leung.uwaterloo.ca/CHEM/7xx/

Time and Place: Chem 060 - WATLabs Microscopy Lab  - 1 hour for every two week (6-10 total contact hours per term) to be arranged

Tong Leung  Office: C2-066A (Tel: 519-888-4567x5826) or Lab: C2-060-066 (Tel: x5827).  E-mail: tong@uwaterloo.ca. Available anytime or make appointment via email.

 

REFERENCES

Course materials will be arranged and developed as the course evolves. 

 

EVALUATION

Effort

20%

Two 30-40 minutes seminars : Once every 3 weeks

60%

One term paper : 20 pages maximum

20%

Total

100 %

 

 

COURSE OUTLINE

All lectures will be conducted in C2-060 every Friday at 1:00 pm.  The "primer" lectures to each topic will be given by Dr. Michel Thiam.  Please note that space in the Microscopy Lab is limited.  People who come in late may need to stand in the hallway.

WEEK

Speaker

TOPICS

1- May 26

Tong Leung

Opener: Orientation

2 - June 2

Michel Thiam

Electron-based Spectroscopies:  XPS and AES -: Basic Principles, techniques, instrumentation

3 - June 9

Michel Thiam

Data Analysis, practical applications

4 - June 16

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Break for CAP Meeting at Brock University

5 - June 23

 

Maryam Ebrahimi
Helia Jalili

Topic to be determined
Topic to be determined

6 - June 30

Avisek Chatterjee

Topic to be determined

7 - July 7

Michel Thiam

Photon-based Spectroscopies:  UV/Vis, FTIR and Raman Spectroscopy -: Basic Principles, FT vs dispersive techniques

8 - July 14

Michel Thiam

Practical applications to materials and nano-reseach

9 - July 21

Maryam Ebrahimi

Topic to be determined

10 - July 28

Helia Jalili

Topic to be determined

 11 - Aug 4

 Avisek Chatterjee

Topic to be determined