PHYS 570
Introduction to Synchrotron Radiation
Fall 2016 Syllabus

Instructor: Carlo Segre segre [at] iit.edu
106a Life Sciences Building 312.567.3498
Meetings: Monday & Wednesday 17:00-18:15, 212 Stuart Building
Office hours:   by Appointment
URL: http://csrri.iit.edu/~segre/phys570/16F/
Textbooks: Elements of Modern X-Ray Physics, Second Edition, Jen Als-Nielsen and Des McMorrow, (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2011).
X-Ray Data Booklet (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2009) - http://xdb.lbl.gov/xdb-new.pdf
Objectives:
  • Understand the means of production of synchrotron x-ray radiation.
  • Understand the function of various components of a synchrotron beamline.
  • Be able to perform calculations in support of a synchrotron experiment.
  • Understand the physics behind a variety of experimental techniques.
  • Be able to make an oral presentation of a synchrotron radiation research topic.
  • Be able to write a General User Proposal in the format used by the Advanced Photon Source
Material:
  • X-ray 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 (not in book)
  • Other topics as appropriate
Grading: Grading for this course will be based on homework assignments (33%), student presentations (33%) and project (33%).
Project: You will be required to write a General User Proposal to the Advanced Photon Source. This tutorial describes the process of submitting a proposal. The topic of your proposal should be different than the topic of your presentation and must be approved beforehand by the instructor.
Presentation: The final examination will consist of a 20 minute presentation (15 minutes of talk plus 5 minutes for questions). Your presentation will be based on a journal article and must be approved in advance by the instructor. The topic must be different than that of your General User Proposal project.
Academic Honesty Policy: IIT has a Code of Conduct which is available at http://www.iit.edu/student_affairs/handbook/pdfs/HANDBOOK_2010_11.pdf (see page 31). All students in this course are expected to follow this code. The first violation will result in a grade of "zero" for that assignment (exam or quiz). Subsequent violations will result in a failing grade in the course.
Accomodation for Disabilities: Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with documented disabilities. In order to receive accommodations, students must obtain a letter of accommodation from the Center for Disability Resources in Life Sciences Building, room 218, 312-567-5744 or disabilities@iit.edu.
Schedule
Week Date Lecture Notes Reading Assignment Homework Due
1 Aug 22 Lecture #1  
Aug 23 Lecture #2 Chapter 1.1-6
2 Aug 29 Lecture #3 Chapter 2.1-3
Aug 31 Lecture #4 Chapter 2.3-4
3 Sep 05 Labor Day - no class
Sep 07 Lecture #5 Chapter 2.3-4
4 Sep 12 Lecture #6 Chapter 2.5-6 HW #1 - Chapter 2: 2,3,5,6,8
Sep 14 Lecture #7 Chapter 3.1-3
5 Sep 19 Lecture #8 Chapter 3.4-6
Sep 21 Lecture #9 Chapter 3.7-8
6 Sep 26 Lecture #10 Chapter 3.9-10 HW #2
Sep 28 Lecture #11    
7 Oct 03 Lecture #12  
Oct 05 Lecture #13   HW #3 - Chapter 3: 1,3,4,6,8
8 Oct 10 Fall Break Day - no class
Oct 12 Lecture #14    
9 Oct 17 Lecture #15    
Oct 19 Lecture #16    
10 Oct 24 Lecture #17 Chapter 5.2 HW #4: Chapter 4: 2,4,6,7,10
Oct 26 Lecture #18    
11 Oct 31 Lecture #19    
Nov 02 Lecture #20   HW #5 - Chapter 5: 1,3,7,9,10
12 Nov 07 Lecture #21    
Nov 09 Lecture #22    
13 Nov 14 Lecture #23   HW #6 - Chapter 6: 1,6,7,8,9
Nov 16 Lecture #24    
14 Nov 21 Lecture #25    
Nov 23 Thanksgiving Break - no class
15 Nov 28 Lecture #26   HW #7 - Chapter 7: 2,3,9,10,11
Nov 30 Lecture #27    
16 Dec ?? Final Exam! GU Proposal Project Due