Denmark, Aarhus

Application of Synchrotron Radiation in Nanoscience

when 13 July 2020 - 21 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 137

The central paradigm in materials science is that a materials property is determined by the structure of the material. In other words, we have to understand the structure to understand the properties. X-ray scattering is one of the most powerful tools to study the atomic structure of matter at the nanoscale.

The brightest sources of X-rays are huge accelerator complexes, so-called Synchrotron Light Sources, which due to their size and cost are operated as national or even international collaborations. Access to the extremely intense radiation from these facilities has transformed many scientific fields. Here we focus on three techniques to study structure at the nanoscale; powder diffraction, total scattering and small angle X-ray scattering.

In this course you will learn how these massive machines work, how to design an X-ray scattering experiment and how to apply for beamtime. You will also receive hands on training at two state-of-the-art beamlines at the PETRAIII synchrotron in Hamburg, Germany.

Course leader

Mads Ry Vogel Jørgensen

Target group

Master's level

Fee info

EUR 137: Exchange students: No Fee

Freemovers, EU/EEA: 137 EUR

Freemovers, NON-EU/EEA: 1159 EUR

Books, course materials, social programme, and housing are not included in the fee.


No scholarships available