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Materials Science and Engineering (MATSE)

MATSE 530 X-Ray Crystallography and Diffraction (3) Reciprocal lattices and the Ewald sphere construction; crystal structure determination by powder and single crystal techniques; space groups.

MATSE 530 X-Ray Crystallography and Diffraction (3)

MATSE 530 is a general introduction to the crystallography and x-ray diffraction for a variety of different studies of the structure of solids. Students will gain an understanding of basic crystallography, the geometry of diffraction measurements and instrumentation, and the interpretation of diffraction data. Diffraction studies using synchrotron radiation and neutrons are also discussed.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2003
Prerequisite: MATSE 430

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