Spectroscopic Methods for Non-Destructive Diagnostics
FEKT-DPA-FY2Acad. year: 2022/2023
The subject of the seminar are methods, dealing with the description, experimental investigation and localisation of defects. Main topics cover transport and stochastic processes, non-destructive diagnostics, noise diagnostics, partial discharges, acoustic emission, dielectric relaxation spectroscopy, microscopic techniques, spectroscopy, luminescence.
Offered to foreign students
The home faculty only
Learning outcomes of the course unit
After the course, students should be able to distiguish different types of transport processes, understand the physical mechanisms of fluctuation processes and the excess transport of carriers. They should also have an overview of basic diagnostic methods and should be able to choose and use appropriate diagnostic techniques to study a particular problem. Based on these tools, the students should be able to design and develop diagnostic methods for the individual particular applications.
MEng/MSc degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Materials, Physics or Chemistry.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Sze, S.M., NG, Kwok, K. Physics of Semiconductor Devices. 3rd edittion, Wiley, 2006. (EN)
Kittel, Ch.: Introduction to Solid State Physics. 7th ed. Wiley, 1996. (EN)
Réfrégier, P.: Noise Theory and Application to Physics. From Fluctuations to Information. Springer, 2004. (EN)
Leng, Y.: Materials Characterization: Introduction to Microscopic and Spectroscopic Methods. Wiley, 2009, ISBN 978-0-470-82299-9. (EN)
Workman, J., Springsteen, A.: Applied Spectroscopy – A Compact Reference for Practitioners, Elsevier Inc., 1998, ISBN 978-0-12-764070-9. (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
0-20 points project
0-80 points final exam
Language of instruction
1. Structure of solids, their description, classification, failure.
2. Transport processes in solids, generation and recombination.
3. Fluctuation processes.
4. Noise diagnostics.
5. Partial discharges in insulators, Acoustic emission, Electromagnetic emission.
6. Dielectric relaxation spectroscopy (DRS).
7. Light microscopy. Optical microscopy, Confocal microscopy, Fluorescence microscopy, Infrared microscopy.
8. Electron microscopy. Transmission electron microscopy, Scanning electron microscopy, X-ray detection (EDS, WDS), surface modification (FIB, GIS), Environmental scanning electron microscopy.
9. Scanning probe microscopy. Atomic force microscopy, Scanning tunneling microscopy, Near-field scanning optical microscopy.
10. Infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy.
11. Infrared thermography, Luminescence (Photoluminescence, Electroluminescence, Thermoluminescence).
12. X-ray diffraction analysis, Neutron diffraction.
13. X-ray computed tomography, Nuclear magnetic resonance.
The objective of the course is the description and analysis, of transport, relaxation and stochastic mechanisms in solids. Students will learn the basic methods for study of these processes and with the basic methods of their measurement. The key objective of the seminar is, however, not so much a mere acquisition of theoretical and experimental finding but rather a deeper understanding of the physical nature of all three spectroscopic methods and the ability to use and develop these methods for practical applications.
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme DPA-KAM Doctoral, any year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional
- Programme DPA-EKT Doctoral, any year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional
- Programme DPA-MET Doctoral, any year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional
- Programme DPA-SEE Doctoral, any year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional
- Programme DPA-TLI Doctoral, any year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional
- Programme DPA-TEE Doctoral, any year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional
Type of course unit
39 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer