141.115 Practical Coursw in X-ray Analytical Methods
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, PR, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: PR Project
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • analyse a sample qualitatively with EDXRF/qualitatively by XRD
  • decide which application is useful for XRF, micro-XRF, TXRF and secondary target XRF
  • to deconvolute X-ray spectra
  • to perform simple quantitative analysis/perform simple quantiative phase analytics by XRD

Subject of course

  • Energy dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Analysis (EDXRF)
  • Total Reflection X-ray Fluorescence Analysis (TXRF)
  • Micro-XRF
  • Secondary target XRF
  •  Quantification, Calibration, Trace element analysis
  • Qualitative/quantitative phase analysis of polycrystalline materials by X-ray diffraction methods (solid-state materials, thin films)

Teaching methods

After an introduction to  the topic the analysis is demonstrated. Further measurements, data evaluation and interpretations is performed by the students. Concluding a final report should demonstrate that the individual methods are understood and results are presented

Mode of examination

Written and oral



Course dates

09:30 - 17:0010.06.2024 - 12.06.2024 X-ray lab at X-ray Centerblock
Practical Coursw in X-ray Analytical Methods - Single appointments
Mon10.06.202409:30 - 17:00 X-ray lab at X-ray Centerblock
Tue11.06.202409:30 - 17:00 X-ray lab at X-ray Centerblock
Wed12.06.202409:30 - 17:00 X-ray lab at X-ray Centerblock
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

written report and final discussion

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
06.03.2024 16:00 06.05.2024 00:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
800 FW Elective Courses - Technical Chemistry Elective
810 Technical Physics Mandatory elective
810 Technical Physics Mandatory elective


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