[Ifeffit] 2016 Introduction to Synchrotron Radiation Course

Carlo Segre segre at iit.edu
Mon Aug 1 09:16:48 CDT 2016

This fall semester I will be offering an introductory graduate level 
course entitled Introduction to Synchrotron Radiation at Illinois Tech.

This course has been offered on a regular basis over the past 5 years and 
it is avilable as an online course through IIT/Online.  Through a special 
arrangement with the Dean of the College of Science, online students can 
take this course as non-degree students at a 67% tuition discount.

We have had students from Italy and Brazil in past sessions of this 

Registering for this course as a non-degree student requires a simple 
application which can be completed online and will be approved in only a 
few days.

The course description is below.  Please share this with interested 
parties and direct any questions to Carlo Segre <segre at iit.edu>

Course Description:  This is a graduate course which introduces students 
to the production, manipulation and use of synchrotron radiation in 
research. The course will include visits to, and possibly hands-on 
experience with, beamlines at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne 
National Laboratory but is not specific to the APS. Students will be 
expected to give presentations and write a General User Proposal to the 
APS as their final projects. Graduate students in any science or 
engineering program are welcome to register as are undergraduates with 
senior standing and permission of instructor. It is particularly 
recommended for students wishing to make use of synchrotron radiation in 
their research.

The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays 17:00-18:15 and the 
lectures are available online as an Internet section for students not on 
the IIT campus or even in the United States.

Textbook: Elements of Modern X-Ray Physics, 2nd ed., Jen Als-Nielsen and 
Des McMorrow, (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2011).

Topics Covered:
  X-rays and their interaction with matter
  Sources of x-rays
  Refraction and reflection from interfaces
  Kinematical Diffraction
  Diffraction by perfect crystals
  Photoelectric absorption
  Resonant scattering
  Small angle scattering
  Other topics as appropriate

Course Organization: The grade will be based equally on homework 
assignments, student presentations and a draft General User Proposal to 
the Advanced Photon Source.  There will be at least one field trip to the 
Advanced Photon Source for experiment demonstrations.

For more information please contact Carlo Segre <segre at iit.edu>

Carlo U. Segre -- Duchossois Leadership Professor of Physics
Interim Chair, Department of Chemistry
Director, Center for Synchrotron Radiation Research and Instrumentation
Illinois Institute of Technology
Voice: 312.567.3498            Fax: 312.567.3494
segre at iit.edu   http://phys.iit.edu/~segre   segre at debian.org

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