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Earth Sciences at the University of Fribourg

Bern-Fribourg Master in Earth Sciences


Details of Courses

COURSE TITLE: Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction. Short course. Upon request. (prer)
LECTURERS: Dr. Georgia Cametti
SCOPE:Identification of mineral single crystals using X-ray diffraction technique. Introduction into structure solution and structure refinement.
ECTS Credits:1.5
PREREQUISITES: X-ray methods, X-ray powder diffraction course, optical microscopy
FORMAT:On-site teaching, machine training and independent lab. work in small groups (max. 3 students per group)
FREQUENCY:annually in spring semester
CONTENTS:- Preparation of single-crystals for X-ray analysis. - Determination of unit cell and symmetry using X-ray single-crystal methods - Single-crystal X-ray intensity collection Introduction into crystal structure solution and refinement. Learning Outcome: Abilty to mount single crystals for X-ray structural analysis; independent operation of a single-crystal diffractometer; basic knowledge in solving and refining a crystal structure from X-ray diffraction data.
ASSESSMENT:Practical test (50%) and report (50%)

(prer): Courses with prerequisites.

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