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MATS9AB

Investigation methods of Materials

 

Duration : 21 hours

ECTS Credits :

Semester : S9

Person(s) in charge:

Jean-François PIERSON, Associate Professor, jean-francois.pierson@mines-nancy.univ-lorraine.fr 

Keywords:

Methods of material expertise

Prerequisites:

Mechanical behavior of materials
Molecular and atomic arrangements, structures and defects

Objective

Know different analysis and characterization techniques of materials.

Program and Contents:

  • Methods for chemical composition measurement: electron probe microanalysis, X-ray fluorescence, atomic absorption, X-ray energy dispersive spectrometry, Rutherford backscattering spectrometry…
  • Methods for surface analysis: X-ray photoemission spectroscopy, Auger spectroscopy, secondary ion mass spectrometry…
  • Morphology and microstructure: optical microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, secondary electron microscopy…
  • Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy
  • Image analysis
  • Functional properties: hardness test, wear test, tactile profilometry, ellipsometry, UV-visible spectrophotometry
  • Visit of characterization equipment available in the school

Abilities:

Levels

Description and operational verbs

Know

The basic principles and potentialities of various methods of analysis and characterization of materials

Understand
 

The validation of a material production process

Apply 

Select and implement materials in the context of expertise and / or an industrial survey

Analyse 

Select and assess the relevance of various modern techniques and methods for the characterization of materials.

Summarise

Solve practical problems of identification, alteration, change, aging of materials commonly used by engineers.

Assess

Selection criteria such as the size of samples, availability of technology, speed of analysis, cost, etc.

Evaluation:

  • Written Test
  • Continuous Control
  • Oral Report
  • Project
  • Written Report
  • Aucune étiquette