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This subject will discuss the principles, instrumentation and applications of synchrotron radiation, particularly in the X-ray region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Examples will be drawn from chemical and biochemical systems, and applications to advanced materials and processes
Intended learning outcomes
Students completing this subject should be able to:
- Understand the fundamentals of experimental techniques for the determination of the structure of materials and biological molecules, with emphasis on synchrotron radiation and NMR spectroscopy.
- Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental aspects of synchrotron and NMR experimentation,
- Demonstrate an increased knowledge and understanding of chemical science
- Use investigative skills, critical thought and the ability to evaluate information and to analyse experimental data.
- Advanced problem-solving and critical thinking skills
- An ability to evaluate the professional literature
- An understanding of the changing knowledge base
- A capacity to apply concepts developed in one area to a different context
- The ability to use conceptual models to rationalize experimental observations
Last updated: 6 December 2019