Practice and exercise on X-ray diffractometer and X-ray crystal structure analysis, that leads full understanding of modern crystallography.
X-ray crystal structure analysis is one of the most important and most widely used technique to determine the three dimensional structure of materials in chemistry and materials science. Follow the recent progress of the technique such as rapid X-ray detector or structure analysis software (single crystal and powder crystal method) by understanding of the basic idea and by practicing the technique by oneself.
Understanding of the latest X-ray diffraction method, and crystal structure determination theory.
Crystal structure, Molecular structure, X-ray, Structure analysis, X-ray diffraction
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Practice of X-ray diffraction measurement in small group. Data analysis by using PC.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Basic of single crystal X-ray diffraction method||Understanding of X-ray diffraction theory by single crystal|
|Class 2||Use of X-ray diffractometer||Understanding of X-ray diffractometer|
|Class 3||Find a good specimen crystal||What is suitable crystal for measurement|
|Class 4||Practice of X-ray diffraction measurement 1:i ndexing||Understanding of indexing method and theory|
|Class 5||Practice of X-ray diffraction measurement 2: integration||Understanding of integration method and theory|
|Class 6||Practice of initial structure solution||Understanding of structure solution|
|Class 7||Practice of least-squares refinement||Understanding of structure refinement|
|Class 8||Practice of presentation of crystal structure||Understanding of structure presentation|
|Class 9||Basic of powder crystal X-ray diffraction method||Understanding of X-ray diffraction theory by powder crystal|
|Class 10||Use of X-ray diffractometer||Understanding of X-ray diffractometer|
|Class 11||How to make a good powder crystal sample||Understand the method to make a good powder sample.|
|Class 12||Practice of Powder crystal X-ray diffraction measurement 1: indexing||Understanding of indexing method and theory|
|Class 13||Practice of Powder crystal X-ray diffraction measurement 1: integration||Understanding of integration method and theory|
|Class 14||Practice of crystallite size calculation||Understanding what kind of information is extracted from peak width.|
|Class 15||Practice of phase identification||Understanding of the method of compound identification.|
Y. Ohashi. "Crystal structure analysis by X-ray and neutrons" (Tokyo kagakudojin)
I. Nakai. "Practical powder X-ray diffraction analysis (2nd ed.)" (Asakurashoten)
Single and powder crystal diffraction measurement (50%), single and powder crystal diffraction analysis (50%)