Technische Universität Ilmenau

3D Material Analysis - Modultafeln of TU Ilmenau

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subject properties 3D Material Analysis in major Master Werkstoffwissenschaft 2013
subject number101365
examination number2100543
departmentDepartment of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
ID of group 2172 (Group of Materials for Electrical Engineering and Electronics)
subject leaderProf. Dr. Peter Schaaf
term Wintersemester
credit points5
on-campus program (h)45
self-study (h)105
Obligationobligatory elective
examoral examination performance, 30 minutes
details of the certificate

mündliche Prüfung 30 min

maximum number of participants
previous knowledge and experience<p><span id="part1"><span dir="none">Basic knowledge of materials science, physics and chemistry. Basic knowledge in material analysis.</span></span></p>
learning outcome<p><span id="part1"><span dir="none">The students get to know methods for 3D material analysis. They can assess the prerequisites and conditions for such methods and select and apply the right methods for specific problems.</span></span></p>

Dozent: Dr. Thomas Kups


- Introduction: Definitions: Analytics, Methods, 3D

- scanning probe microscopy RTM, AFM, LFM, SNOM Mode of operation, parameters, possible applications

- electron microscopy TEM imaging and analysis modes: SAED, CBED, HRTEM, EDX, EELS; Crystallographic Analysis REM SE, BSE, EDX, EBSD

- ion microscopy Focussed Ion Beam (for EBSD), 3D-FIB

- Field emission / atomic probe microscopy

- 3D computer tomography Working methods, image reconstruction, artefacts

The lecture is supplemented by exercises and seminar talks accompanying the lecture.


media of instruction

PowerPoint, script, exercises, seminar talks, Animations, Videos

literature / references

a selection of literature:

  • O‘Connor, Sexton, Smart, „Surface Analysis Methods in Material Science“, Springer Verlag Berlin 2008, ISBN 3-540-41330-8
  • van Tendeloo, van Dyck, Pennycook (Hrsg.), Handbook of Nanoscopy, Wiley-VCH Verlag Weinheim, 2012, ISBN 978-3-527-31706-6
  • Bruce, O'Hare, Walton, Inorganic Materials Series – Multi Length-Scale Characterisation, Wiley-VCH Verlag Weinheim 2014, ISBN 978-1-118-94102-7
  • Bruce, O'Hare, Walton, Inorganic Materials Series – Local Structural Characterisaion, Wiley-VCH Verlag Weinheim 2014, ISBN 978-1-118-94102-7
  • Zhou, Wang (Eds.), „Scanning Microscopy for Nanotechnology - Techniques and Applications”, Springer-Verlag Berlin 2006, ISBN 978-0-387-33325-0
  • Morita, Wiesendanger, Meyer, „Noncontact Atomic Force Microscopy“, Springer Verlag Berlin 2002, ISBN 3-540-43117-9
  • Reimer,L. „Scanning Electron Microscopy: Physics of Image Formation and Microanalysis”, Springer Verlag Berlin 1986, ISBN 0-387-13530-8
  • Goldstein, „Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Microanalysis”, Plenum Press New York 1992, ISBN 978-1-4612-7653-1
  • Bethge, Heidenreich, „Elektronenmikroskopie in der Festkörperphysik“ Springer Verlag Berlin, 1982 ISBN 3-540-11361-4
  • Williams, Carter, „Transmission Electron Microscopy“, Plenum Press New York 2009, ISBN 978-0-387-76500-6
  • Buzug, Th. M, Einführung in die Computertomographie - Mathematisch-physikalische Grundlagen der Bildrekonstruktion, Springer-Verlag Berlin 2004, ISBN 978-3-540-20808-2
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