Engineering Materials Science using Neutrons at Linköping University, KTH and Chalmers

Course Code:                    GSn_008
English Course Title:        Engineering Materials Science using Neutrons
Svenskt Kursnamn:          Neutronmetoder för materialteknik
Credits:                              5 hp

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Educational Level:            Third Cycle
Subject Area:                     Neutron Scattering
Grade Scale:                      Pass/Fail

Learning Outcomes
After completing the course, the student should have

  • Understanding of working principles of the presented neutron techniques
  • Knowledge of the general data acquisition procedure, preliminary data analysis and main error sources
  • Understanding of the uniqueness and limitation of these neutron techniques in comparison with other complementary techniques  
  • General knowledge of how these techniques can be applied to engineering materials and problems

Course Main Content
The course deals with the following applications of scattering techniques in the field of engineering materials science:
Part I             Phase and texture analysis by neutron diffraction
Part II            Residual stress determination by neutron diffraction
Part III           Neutron small angle scattering and imaging for engineering materials

The related neutron techniques will be presented with focus on the working principle, instrumentation, data acquisition and analysis, and application examples related to engineering materials and problems. 

The course consists of lectures, demonstration lab in X-ray laboratories, and assignments.

Preliminary schedule

Date

Content

Place

8:15-10:00

10:15-12:00

13:15-15:00

15:15-17:00

April 24

Part I

KTH

Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Lecture 3

Lab

April 25

Lecture 4

Lecture 5

Lab

May 22

Part II

LiU

Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Lecture 3

Lab

May 23

Lecture 4

Lecture 5

Lab

June 10

Part III

Chalmers

Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Lecture 3

Lab

June 11

Lecture 4

Lecture 5

Lab

Teaching Language: English

Eligibility/Prerequisites
Primary:        PhD students within SwedNess
Secondary:    Other PhD students at Swedish/Nordic institutions
Prior knowledge in powder diffraction is useful.

Literature

  • Course book: Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science from Fundamentals to Applications, by Peter Staron, Andreas Schreyer, Helmut Clemens, and Svea Mayer. 2nd Ed. WILEY-VCH, Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2017
  • Suggested books for further reading:
    • Residual Stress Measurement by Diffraction and Interpretation by I.C. Noyan and J. B. Cohen, Springer – Verlag
    • Introduction to texture analysis
  • Selected articles

Lecturers
Peter Hedström, KTH
Ru Lin Peng, LiU
Magnus Hörnqvist Colliander, CTH
Invited lecturers

Examination
Hand-in assignments
Lab reports
Grading Scale: Pass/Fail

Requirements for final grade
Approved assignments and lab reports

Contact
Ru Peng                                                    ru.peng@liu.se
Peter Hedström                                        pheds@kth.se
Magnus Hörnqvist Colliander                  magnus.colliander@chalmers.se

Examiner
Ru Peng                                                    ru.peng@liu.se