Electron Microscopy, Crystallography, RMN

Electron Microscopy, Crystallography, RMNCode de l'UE : HMCH301


Basics of NMR, relaxation times, spin density operator, interactions in liquid and solid state, correlations, high resolution in solid state NMR.
Electron sources, lens, aberrations, specimen preparation, Electron Diffraction, Imaging techniques, Structural and chemical analysis.
Structure analysis, Patterson method and pdf-analysis, Applications of the Ewald sphere in crystallography, Magnetic structure analysis with neutron diffraction, Resonant X-ray scattering, absolute structure determination, Structure refinements (Rietveld and single crystal).


Identification of interactions and their use in NMR pulse sequences for structure elucidation, interpretation of MAS and high resolution experiments in solids.
Knowledge of how a microscope is operating, interpretation of Electron Diffraction Pattern and Images, be able to choose an appropriate technique to prepare different kind of samples.
Getting familiar with structure analysis methods exploring laboratory sources and large scale facilities.

Pré-requis recommandés

Quantum mechanics and basics of physical statistics.

Volume horaire

  • CM : 51
  • TD : 27
  • TP : 0


Spin dynamics- Basics of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Transmission Electron Microscopy, A text book for materials Science, Davis B. Williams, C. Barry Carter
Physical Principles of Electron Microscopy, Ray F. Egerton, Springer
D. and C. McKie: Essentials of Crystallography, Blackwell Scientific Publications
W. Borchardt-Ott: Crystallography: an introduction, Springer
J. Als-Nielsen, D. McMorrow: Elements of Modern X-ray Physics
G.L. Squires : Introduction to the theory of thermal neutron scattering, Oxford, Cambridge University press
Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation for Condensed Matter Studies Part I and II, Springer

Diplômes intégrant cette UE

En bref

Crédits ECTS 6

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Contact(s) administratif(s)

Werner PAULUS (werner.paulus @ umontpellier.fr)