Department of Chemistry, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
|Requisites:||Before taking this unit you must take CH20151 and in taking this unit you cannot take CH30038|
|Description:||Aims & Learning Objectives: |
To provide an introduction to the theory and practice of modern neutron scattering as applied to chemical systems. After studying this Unit, students should be able to:
* Define and describe scattering parameters for neutrons.
* Describe typical neutron scattering experimental set-up.
* Discuss the use of isotopic substitution and contrast variation.
* Discuss and detailed analysis of small angle scattering data.
* Discuss and detailed analysis of neutron scattering from interfaces.
* Study a recent neutron experiment from literature.
Introduction: Why neutrons? Scattering theory. Properties of the neutron and production of high fluxes. Experimental detail - neutron spectrometers. Detection of neutrons. Coherent and Incoherent scattering. Elastic and inelastic scattering. Small Angle scattering. Neutron reflection.
CH40038 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Chemistry