Analysis physical methods of solids

lchm2122  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Analysis physical methods of solids
3 credits
30.0 h

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 This course not only aims at giving a large introduction to the main instrumental analysis methods of solids but also aims at directing an analysis towards the most appropriate solutions. The emphasis is shed on principles, application ranges, possibilities and limitations of each technique.
Content I. Thermal analysis methods: thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), thermodifferential analysis (TDA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) II. Surface techniques analysis methods and microscopies: X-ray photoelectrons spectroscopy (XPS), Auger electron spectroscopy (AES). Secondary ions mass spectrometry (SIMS). Specific surface measurement (BET). Scanning electronic microscopy (SEM). Transmission electronic microscopy (TEM). Atomic force microscopy (AFM) III. X-Ray diffraction and X-ray fluorescence IV. X-Ray absorption spectroscopy : EXAFS, XANES and WAXS V. Mössbauer spectroscopy
Teaching methods
classic or reverse classes
Evaluation methods
oral or written exam according to the number of students
Other information
Background: Molecular symmetry and crystal structures (CHM 1251A) - Fundamentals of molecular spectroscopy (CHM 1251B). Evaluation: oral exam Documents: - Instrumental Methods of Analysis, H.H. Willard, L.L. Merritt Jr. J.A. Dean, F. A. Settle Jr., 7th ed., New York, Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1988. ISBN 0534081428. - Fascicle containing a copy of the overhead transparencies used by the teacher The course could be partly or totally delivered by an invited lecturer.
Online resources
Instrumental Methods of Analysis, H.H. Willard, L.L. Merritt Jr. J.A. Dean, F. A. Settle Jr., 7th ed., New York, Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1988.
A booklet containing a copy of all slides by the teachers is available on Moodle.
Other books that are chapter specific are advised below:
Most of the chapters
Principles of Instrumental Analysis – 6th Ed., D.A. Skoog, F.J. Holler, S.R. Crouch,Thomson, Books/Cole, 2007
Thermal analysis methods
DSC, An Introduction for practitionners, G. Höhne, W. Hemminger, H.-J. Flammershein, Springer Verlag, 1996, MOST B3 library : n° 714
Introduction to Instrumental Analysis, R. D. Braun, Mc Graw-Hill, Int. Ed. 1987, Singapore, ISBN 0-07-100147-6, MOST B3 library : n° 669
Materials characterization : Introduction to microscopic and spectroscopic methods, Yang Leng, Wiley, 2008, Réf : A187077 (BST)
X-ray absorption, diffraction and fluorescence
EXAFS : Basic Principles and Data Analysis, K.T. Boon, Springer Verlag, 1986, MOST B3 library : n° 713
Nuclear instruments and their uses – Vol. I : Ionization, detectors, scintillators, Ed. A.H. Snell, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1962
Principles and practice of X-ray spectrometric analysis, E. P. Bertin, Plenum Press, New York, 1975.
Mössbauer Spectroscopy
Mössbauer spectroscopy and Transition Metal Chemistry, Fundamentals and Applications, P. Gütlich, E. Bill, A. X. Trautwein, Springer, 2011, Ref : A 1 15 QC462.T86 .G (BST), also available in MOST B3 library.
Mössbauer spectroscopy, N. N. Greenwood, T. C. Gibb, London : Chapman and Hall, 1971, Ref : B602672 (BST)
Mössbauer effects in lattice dynamics : experimental, technique and applications, Yi-Long Chen, Wiley VCH, 2007, Ref : A115025 (BST)
Mössbauer spectroscopy, Tutorials for BAC3 level, Y. Yoshida, G. Langouche Eds., Springer, 2013, Ref. A 1 14 QC491.M (BST), also available in MOST B3 library.
Teaching materials
  • Teachers slides are available on Moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Chemistry

Master [60] in Chemistry