of Diffraction Techniques in Materials Science
Winter Quarter 2012
Sossina M. Haile
307 Steele Laboratories, x2958, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chatr (Chat) Panithipongwut
303 Steele Laboratories, x1711,
TA Office Hours: TBA
Meetings: Mon and Fri, 9-10 am, Steele 110
Sessions: Wed, noon - 4 pm, Steele 110
(will be requested through 'adoptatext')
of Powder Diffraction and Structural Characterization of Materials,"
by V.K. Pecharsk and P.Y. Zavalij, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers
Texts: (in SFL)
Powder Diffraction" edited by D.L. Bish and J.E. Post, Washington,
D.C., Mineralogical Society of America 
of X-ray crystallography" by Leonid V. Azároff, New York, McGraw-Hill
diffraction procedures for polycrystalline and amorphous materials"
by Harold P. Klug and Leroy E. Alexander, 2nd ed, New York, Wiley
of X-ray Diffraction" 2nd ed., by B.D. Cullity, Reading, MA,
Rietveld Method" edited by R. A. Young, International Union of
Crystallography, Oxford, Oxford Univ. Press 
analysis/Lab reports/Homeworks: weekly, 100%
of X-ray and neutron diffraction methods to the structural characterization
of materials. Emphasis is on the analysis of polycrystalline materials
but some discussion of single crystal methods is also presented. Techniques
include quantitative phase analysis, crystallite size measurement,
lattice parameter refinement, internal stress measurement, quantification
of preferred orientation (texture) in materials, Rietveld refinement,
and determination of structural features from small angle scattering.
Homework assignments will consist of analysis of diffraction data,
and students are to prepare formal laboratory write-ups. Samples
of interest to students for their thesis research may be examined
Labs and Assignments:
Some versions are from previous years and will be updated by the time they are assigned.
for written lab reports is available here.
Read this before submitting full reports, beginning with lab 3.