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Microstructural and Surface Characterisation

When you'll study it
Non-Standard
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 7
Module lead
Shuncai Wang

Module overview

This module on microstructural analysis and surface characterisation of materials and components considers Surface Profilometry, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), optical microscopy, diffraction techiniques, energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDX), and a range of other techniques. For each technique, the aspects covered include: relevant theoretical background, sample preparation, equipment capabilities and limitation of the techniques.

Examples of usage are drawn mainly from materials used in aerospace, automotive and marine industries. As part of the module either a laboratory involving hands on use of the SEM and/or TEM can be taken or, alternatively, a coursework on the interpretation of microstructural analysis and surface characterisation from literature can be elected.

Linked modules

Pre-requisite: FEEG2005

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