SPIM-MET-904: Experimental characterization methods of microstructure

Master degree: DAMAS
Mention SPIM – Spécialité MET, Parcours DAMAS
Commun with SPIM-AMA-917 SPIM-MET-904, SPIM-MM-917
Reference number of the course: SPIM-MET-907
Full name of the course: Experimental characterization methods of microstructureDepartment: UFR ST
Coordinating lecturer and email address : Albert TITU albert.tidu@univ-lorraine.fr – Moukrane DEHMAS moukrane.dehmas@univ-lorraine.fr
Course is given each year in fall semester : 9
Number of teaching hours: 30h Number of ECTS credits: 3
Number of personal studying hours: 30h
Teaching language: English
% of external lecturer: 0%
Origin of the lecturer (industry….): ENIM, UL, ENSAM
Teaching information on the course Number of hours per type
of teaching
Grading method*
Lectures Tutorials Practicals Others
Experimental characterization methods of microstructure 3 24 6 Written
 * see legend below
Objectives: The overall objective of the course is to enable students to characterize the microstructure of a material using both microscopy techniques and X-ray diffraction.
This skill should also enable students to understand and critically analyze the results obtained with these techniques in scientific and technical literature.
Pre-requirements: Basic knowledge in materials science (crystallography, crystalline structures et defects)
Educational content of the course:
Reminder of crystallography geometric and stereographic projection (4h CM)
Radiation/matter interaction et diffraction theory (6h CM)
Experimental methods (14h CM et 6h TD)

  • Transmission and scanning electron microscopes (SEM/TEM)
  • Castaing microprobe
  • Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) and Wavelength dispersive Spectroscopy (WDS)
  • X-ray diffraction
  • Demonstration on the main device (Nancy/Metz site)
  • Grading method:

Written: Written exam
Internship training: Report
ORAL : Oral test