Course syllabus

Modern röntgenfysik - diffraktion och avbildning
Modern X-ray Physics - Diffraction and Imaging

EXTQ45, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED N
Date of Decision: 2021-04-19

General Information

Elective for: F4, F4-aft, N4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The course provides a substantial introduction to the interaction of X-rays with matter and its applications, with an emphasis on diffraction and imaging.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The course consists of lectures, laboratory sessions, Group exercises, and project work. Participation is compulsory in laboratory sessions, project work and associated course components. The assessment is based on a written exam, written assignments, evaluation of the project report and through the compulsory course components.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Assumed prior knowledge: Basic atomic physics, electromagnetism (especially Maxwell's equations, vector analysis and Fourier transforms)and optics.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 5.
The course overlaps following course/s: FYST51

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Jesper Wallentin,
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