*)N.B. if there are students who do not speak Portuguese the language is English.
The students should be able to apply in different projects the techniques learned in this course. The techniques are mainly applied in Condensed Matter Physics. Examples are given both for Physical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Classification of material characterization techniques.
Metals and alloys. Equilibrium binary diagrams. Fe-C equilibrium diagram.
Cooling diagrams out of equilibrium. Thermal and superficial treatments.
Sample preparation techniques.
Mecanical materials characterization techniques.
Metalographic optical microscopy.
Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and transmission (TEM).
X- ray diffraction techniques.
Chemical composition analysis techniques:
Microprobe analysis (EDS and WDS).
Mass spectroscopy (SIMS and SNMS).
Photoelectronic spectrometry (XPS) and of Auger electrons (AES).
Thermal characterization techniques:
Dilatometry and thermogravimetry (TG).
Differential thermal analysis (DTA) and Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).
Conclusion of the first cycle of studies
Generic skills to reach
. Competence in information management; . Critical thinking; . Adaptability to new situations; . Quality concerns; . Competence in applying theoretical knowledge in practice; . Competence to solve problems; . Capacity of decision; . Competence for working in group; . Planning and managing; . Research skills; (by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
total of teaching hours
Laboratory or field work
Bibliography of reference
- J.P. Eberhart, Analyse structurale et chimique des matériaux, Dunod, 1997
- J.P. Sibilia, A guide to materials characterization and chemical analysis, Wiley, 1996
- R.W. Cahn, E. Lifshin, Concise Encyclopedia of Materials Characterisation, Pergamon, 1993
- Metals Handbook, Volume 9 - Metallography and Microstructures, 9a edição, ASM, 1985
- J. Lu, Handbook of Measurement of Residual Stresses, SEM, Fairmont Press, 1996
- W.W. Wendlandt, Thermal Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, 1986
- Apontamentos do professor
Teorectical classes with slide presentation.
Laboratory classes with works done by the students. The professor supervises the work all the time. A report must be presented by the students at the end of the semester.