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Modern X-Ray Physics 2

Module PH2004

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

PH2004 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This module description is valid to SS 2013.

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 40 h 5 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH2004 is Franz Pfeiffer.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


X-ray interaction with matter: absorption, scattering, refraction,
resonant properties; Synchrotron sources: bending magnets, wigglers,
undulators, coherence; X-ray Free-electron Lasers: self-amplification,
temporal and spatial properties, applications; X-ray optics and
instrumentation; Diffraction: kinematical, dynamical; Microscopy:
full-field, scanning, lensless; Spectroscopy: near-edge spectroscopy,
photo-emission, speckle correlation; 

Learning Outcome

After successful completion of this module, the student is able to


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Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Learning and Teaching Methods

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Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In an oral exam the learning outcome is tested using comprehension questions and sample problems.

In accordance with §12 (8) APSO the exam can be done as a written test. In this case the time duration is 60 minutes.

Exam Repetition

The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester. There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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