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CH40038: Neutron scattering for chemists

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 3
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: EX 100%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take CH20151 or take CH20152 and in taking this unit you cannot take CH30038
Further information on descriptions 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.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH40038 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • RSCH-AFM03 : Integrated PhD Chemistry (Full-time) - Year 1
  • USCH-AKM02 : MChem (hons) Chemistry with Industrial Training (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • USCH-AAM03 : MChem (hons) Chemistry with Study Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 4
  • TSCH-AFM01 : MRes Chemistry (Full-time) - Year 1
  • USCH-AFM07 : MSci (hons) Chemistry with Management (Full-time) - Year 4
  • USCH-AKM07 : MSci (hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Training (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 5

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.