The properties of any crystalline material are very much functions of its crystal structure and internal arrangement of atoms. X-ray diffraction is an elegant method to determine crystal structure and related parameters. This course provides a glimpse of how X-ray diffraction can be used to solve various crystallographic problems of both single and poly crystalline materials, starting from an elementary level.
INTENDED AUDIENCE:Undergraduate students of Metallurgical and Materials, Physics, Chemistry andbiological sciences PREREQUISITES: Nil INDUSTRY SUPPORT: All the Metallurgical and automotive industries will be interested in this course
1.Geometry of crystals 2.Reciprocal lattice 3.Stereographic projection 4.Point groups and space groups 5.Basics of X-rays 6.Production and detection of X-rays 7.X-ray diffraction 8.X-ray diffraction methods 9.Diffractometer measurements 10.Intensity of diffracted beam 11.Determination of crystal structure 12.Precise lattice parameter determination 13.Phase diagram determination 14.Order-disorder transformation 15.Qualitative phase analysis 16.Quantitative phase analysis 17.Chemical analysis by X-ray fluorescence 18.Chemical analysis by X-ray absorption 19.Particle size determination by X-rays 20.Texture determination by X-rays 21.Stress analysis by X-rays 22.Determination of single crystal orientation by X-rays