*)N.B. if there are students who do not speak Portuguese the language is English.
Conhecimentos aprofundados de física experimental Destreza experimental Capacidade de planeamento e execução de um projecto
Capacidade de actualização Capacidade para procurar e utilizar bibliografia Estar familiarizado com as fronteiras de investigação
Techniques for structural analysis: X-ray diffraction (XRD), electron and neutron diffraction by single crystals and polycristalline materials. Small-angle scattering (SAXS). Analysis of microstructure, textures and residual stresses.
Spectroscopic techniques: VIS/UV, IR and Raman spectroscopies.
Nuclear methods: Mossbauer and muon spectroscopies. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).
Thermometric methods: DSC, DTA and DTG. Measurement of specific heat.
Techniques for elementar and trace analysis: Xray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF), mass spectroscopy and EDS.
Imaging techniques: electron microscopy (SEM, TEM), atomic force and scanning tunnel microscopies (AFM/STM).
Characterisation of electric transport properties and magnetism: DC and AC resistivity, magnetoresistance, Hall effect, magnetometry.
Generic skills to reach
. Competence in analysis and synthesis; . Competence for working in group; . Competence in autonomous learning; . Competence in applying theoretical knowledge in practice; . Research skills; . Competence in organization and planning; . Competence in oral and written communication; . Competence to communicate with people who are not experts in the field; . Adaptability to new situations; . Creativity; (by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
total of teaching hours
Laboratory or field work
Bibliography of reference
X-ray diffraction, B.E. Warren, Dover (1990) Fundamentals of Crystallography, C. Giacovazzo et al., IUCR, Oxford Univ. Press. (2002) Teaching pamphlets in crystallography (http://www.iucr.org/iucr-top/comm/cteach/pamphlets.html)
O ensino terá carácter eminentemente prático e laboratorial.
Será um pequeno projecto a grupos de alunos, com defesa final.
Os alunos deverão consultar bibliografia especializada sobre alguns dos tópicos cobertos pelo programa.
This course aims to provide students with an appreciation of the wide range of modern experimental tools available to the researcher in condensed matter physics. The goal of the course will be to enable the student to select which experimental technique might best suit the solution of a particular problem, and to understand the underlying physics behind each technique. Students will be expected to interpret data from different analyses of advanced materials.
Laboratório de Física da Matéria Condensada; Laboratórios de Investigação dos Departamentos de Física e de Química da FCTUC