Geology 152/265 Analytical Techniques in Earth and Material Science
Prerequisites: Chem 1A-B-C, Math 3A-B-C, Physics 6A-B-C, and one of the following: Geology 114A, Chemical Engineering 185, Mechanical Engineering 180, Mechanical Engineering 185.
Description: Introduction to powerful analytical techniques used to characterize the composition, structure, and texture of Earth and engineering materials. Underlying physical/chemical principles, instrumentation, and application to real-world problems is covered for each technique. Students complete hands-on analytical projects on scanning-electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and electron-probe microanalysis. Laboratory time outside of scheduled lecture hours will be required.
Professor: Dr. Bradley Hacker, Webb Hall Rm 2015, phone 893-7952. Office hours by appointment: call or send me mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: Most class materials are posted on the Geology 152/265 website http://www.geol.ucsb.edu/faculty/hacker/geo265/.
Grading: Letter grades will be assigned according to total points earned. Final exam: 100 points. In-class assignments: 20 points each. Individual Laboratory Projects: 100 points each. Work turned in late will be marked down 20% each day.
Tues & Thus 08:15-09:30, PSB-S 2724 (Physical Sciences Building South, Room 2724)
- 9/29 Course Introduction
Scanning electron microscopy download SEM instructions
- 10/1 lecture
- 10/6 laboratory demonstration
- 10/8 laboratory work
- 10/13 laboratory work
- 10/15 lecture
- 10/20 laboratory demonstration; SEM lab assignments due
- 10/22 in-class assignment #1
- 10/27 laboratory work (GSA meeting)
- 10/29 laboratory work (GSA meeting)
- 11/3 lecture
- 11/5 lecture; XRD lab assignments due
- 11/10 laboratory demonstration
- 11/12 in-class assignment #2
- 11/17 laboratory work
- 11/19 laboratory work
Transmission electron microscopy
- 11/24 lecture: defects, deformation mechanisms, transformation mechanisms and textures
- 11/26 celebration of the transfer of comestibles from Americans to Europeans
- 12/1 lecture: microscopy
Electron back-scatter diffraction
- 12/3 lecture: diffraction; EPMA lab assignments due
- 12/8 final exam, 8-11 AM
Also, Inductively coupled plasma (ICP) atomic emission spectrometry is available in Engineering.
The Materials Department has additional graduate courses that cover some of these techniques in more detail, such as
209A&B Crystallography and Diffraction
209C Electron Microscopy
212 X-Ray Diffraction
Textbooks you may wish to consult:
Introduction to mineral sciences, A. Putnis. Cambridge University Press, 1992. ISBN 0 521 41922 0
- Scanning electron microscopy and X-ray microanalysis : a text for biologists, materials scientists, and geologists, Joseph I. Goldstein ... [et al.] New York : Plenum Press, c1981. xiii, 673 p. QH212.S3 S29
- Microprobe techniques in the earth sciences, edited by Philip J. Potts, John F. W. Bowles, Stephen J. B. Reed and Mark R. Cave. 1st ed. London ; New York : Chapman & Hall, 1995. xi, 419 p. I can get copies of this for about $45 if you are interested; see MSA.
- Quantitative electron-probe microanalysis, editors, V.D. Scott and G. Love. Chichester, West Sussex, England : E. Horwood ; New York : Halsted Press, 1983. 345 p. QD117.E42 Q36 1983
- Electron microscopy in mineralogy, coordinating editor, H.-R. Wenk, editorial board, P. E. Champness ... [et al.]. Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, 1976. xiv, 564 p. QE369.M5 E35
- Transmission electron microscopy of minerals and rocks, Alex C. McLaren. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991. x, 387 p..
- X-Ray powder diffractometry, R. Jenkins & R.L. Snyder. Wiley & Sons; New York, 1996. 403 p..
- Introduction to X-ray spectrometric analysis, E.P. Bertin. Plenum; New York, 1985. 485 p..
Other course materials: Most class materials will be posted at the Geology 152/265 website.