Physics with Neutrons 2 (Applications)

Module PH2054

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.

Module version of WS 2010/1

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
SS 2016WS 2010/1

Basic Information

PH2054 is a semester module in English or German language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • General catalogue of special courses
  • Specific catalogue of special courses for Applied and Engineering Physics
  • Specific catalogue of special courses for condensed matter physics

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 75 h 5 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH2054 in the version of WS 2010/1 was Peter Böni.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

  • Magnetic Neutron Scattering: Structure Determination
  • Magnetic Neutron Scattering: Magnons
  • Polarized Neutrons: Magnetism
  • Small Angle Neutron Scattering, Diffuse Scattering: Alloys, Superconductivity
  • Reflectometry, Neutronoptics: Heterostructures, Supermirrors

Learning Outcome

After participation in the module the student is able to:

  • understand magnetic scattering cross sections
  • interpret elastic magnetic neutron scattering data
  • measure and interpret dispersion curves from ferro- and antiferromagnetic magnons
  • evaluate crystal electric fields
  • interpret SANS-data from flux line lattices
  • understand basics of polarization analysis

Preconditions

  • Bachelor degree in physics
  • suggested: course in solid state physics

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

ArtSWSTitelDozent(en)Termine
VU 4 Physics with neutrons 2 Mühlbauer, S. Montag, 12:00–14:00

Learning and Teaching Methods

The learning outcomes of the module will be achieved via frontal lecture, written and verbal lecturing and powerpoint presentations. The lecture will be complemented by a weekly exercise class, where students will solve problems under supervision of a tutor.

Media

  • lecture
  • exercises
  • books
  • internet

Literature

  1. A. Furrer, J. Mesot, T. Strässle: Neutron Scattering in Condensed Matter Physics, World Scientific, London (2009) .
  2. G. L. Squires: Introduction to the Theory of Thermal Neutron Scattering, Dover Publications, N. Y. (1966).
  3. S. W. Lovesey, Theory of Neutron Scattering from Condensed Matter I, II, Oxford Science Publ., Oxford (1984).
  4. A. Furrer: Frontiers in Neutron Scattering, World Scientific, London (1999).
  5. G. E. Bacon: Neutron Diffraction, Oxford (1962).
  6. P. A. Egelstaff: Thermal Neutron Scattering, Acad. Press, London (1965).

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

There is a possibility to take the exam at the end of the semester. There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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