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Materials Science 142
Applications of Diffraction Techniques

Laboratory Exercises 5: Quantitative Phase Analysis

Assigned: 5/10/06
Due:5/17/06, 5pm

Submit an abbreviated Lab Report. Focus on the experimental results, data analysis and conclusions.

(1) Introduction

  • Provide 1-2 sentences describing the objective of the experiment.

(2) Experimental Procedure

  • Provide a 1-2 paragraph description of the experimental procedure for obtaining data.

(3) Experimental Results

  • Provide any tables and/or figures explicitly requested in the lab description.
  • Present results in graphical format if possible.
  • Use only brief tables that are easy to read.
  • Do not include lengthy tables of data. If necessary, these can be included in an appendix.

(4) Discussion

  • Describe procedure for evaluating data.
  • Give assumptions and/or mathematical formulae used.
  • Draw conclusions that are appropriate to the motivation and that follow the prescribed theory.
  • Discuss why results obey or do not obey predicted outcomes.
  • Discuss any problems or errors.

(6) Summary

  • Provide a 1-2 paragraph summary of the results and conclusions.

(7) References

  • No references are required.

Tables: Tables require headings and must be explicitly referred to in the text. If they must extend beyond one page, the heading row must be repeated.

Figures: Figures require captions and must be explicitly referred to in the text.

Hand drawn figures or handwritten tables are not acceptable.


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