About the course Are you interested in investigating materials and their properties with unsurpassed accuracy and fidelity? Synchrotrons and XFELs (X-ray free-electron lasers) are considered to be Science’s premier microscopic tools. They’re used in scientific disciplines as diverse as molecular biology, environmental science, cultural heritage, catalytical chemistry, and studies of the electronic properties of novel materials – to name but a few examples.
This course provides valuable insights into this broad spectrum of scientific disciplines, from the generation of x-rays – via a description of the machines that produce intense x-ray sources – to modern experiments performed using these facilities.
What you’ll learn
What x-rays are and how are they produced
Interactions of x-rays with matter
Synchrotron and XFEL facilities
Scattering techniques such as diffraction and SAXS
Imaging using x-rays
Length and effort: 10 weeks, 2 to 3 hours per week