Physical methods of studying solid bodies

Explore the fascinating realms of X-ray Structural Analysis and Impedance Spectroscopy. Learn principles and techniques, including diffractometer operation, Rietveld method, and small-angle X-ray scattering. Dive into thermal analysis, material characterization, and surface science with adsorption porosimetry and magnetic spectroscopy. Understand impedance spectroscopy, electrical characteristics, and the physicochemical aspects of electrochemical impedance. Enhance skills in data analysis, experimental techniques, and data interpretation for comprehensive learning in these cutting-edge scientific fields. Affiliated with Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, this course offers a unique opportunity to delve into advanced topics at the intersection of materials science and analytical techniques.

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Modern science encompasses two fascinating areas of research: X-ray structural analysis and impedance spectroscopy. X-ray structural analysis studies and reveals the internal structure of substances using X-ray radiation. The Buerger-Berg data formula, a key tool in this field, allows for the analysis of the interaction of X-rays with free electrons and the labeling of atoms in crystals.

A diffractometer and the Rietveld method play a crucial role in determining the parameters of the elementary cell of polycrystals, detailed analysis of the diffraction pattern, and qualitative and quantitative X-ray phase analysis. Studying small-angle X-ray scattering reveals properties in monodisperse and disordered systems, where experimental methods and data processing play a pivotal role.

Thermal analysis is presented as an essential method for investigating metals, oxides, constructing phase diagrams of binary systems, and analyzing the heat effects of phase transformation activation. Adsorption porosimetry and magnetic spectroscopy, particularly mesoscopic, are discussed in the context of surface properties and the dynamics of magnetic hyperfine shifts.

Impedance spectroscopy reveals a unique world of harmonic processes in linear systems, where complex amplitudes analyze the electrical characteristics of passive two-pole networks. Impedance and admittance, their graphical representation, and the physicochemical aspects of electrochemical impedance are studied.

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Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University

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Advanced Materials
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Free course

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Certificate provided


Skills addressed

X-ray Structural Analysis; Rietveld Method; Diffractometer Operation; Crystallography; Data Analysis; Small-Angle X-ray Scattering; Experimental Techniques; Thermal Analysis

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Target group

Upper secondary school learners

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Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University

Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University is a classic, international standards-oriented science and education center in Ukraine. University has 15 000 students and more than 1000 academicians..

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