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Course Details in 2021/22 Session

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Module Title Materials Characterisation
SchoolMetallurgy and Materials
Department Metallurgy & Materials
Module Code 04 18513
Module Lead Dr Mayorkinos Papaelias
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Description The module will introduce a range of techniques for characterising materials. These comprise microscopy (optical and electron), non-destructive testing, x-ray diffraction, calorimetry, surface analysis and various techniques for measuring electrical and magnetic properties.
Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:Use an optical microscope and interpret optical micrographs;Use an electron microscope and interpret electron micrographs;Understand when to apply differential thermal analysis and differential scanning calorimetry and be able to interpret graphs from either technique;Apply and interpret x-ray diffraction methods;Have an appreciation of the range of non-destructive testing techniques available;Understand a range of electrical and magnetic parameters and how to measure them;Appreciate the range of surface characterisation methods available and when to apply each.
Assessment 18513-01 : NDT Tech Report : Coursework (25%)
18513-04 : Quiz : Coursework (25%)
18513-05 : Exam : Exam (School Arranged) - Open Book (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Two hour written exam (50%), coursework (50%)
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