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Course Postgraduate
Semester Sem. I
Subject Code CHM614
Subject Title Materials Characterisation Techniques


Introduction to materials and characterisation techniques; Spectroscopic methods- AAS, AES and AFS,UV-Visible and vibrational spectroscopy- Infrared and Raman, Electron spectroscopies- X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Ultra-violet photoelectron spectroscopy, Auger electron spectroscopy; X-ray techniques- X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence spectrometry; Optical microscopy, Electron microscopy- SEM, TEM; Scanning Probe microscopies- STM and AFM; Thermal analysis- TGA, DTA, DSC, DMA, TMA and DMTA; Electrical and magnetic properties- two probe and four probe methods, VSM method; Non-destructive testing

Text Books

1. S. Zhang, Lin Li, A. Kumar, Materials Characterisation Techniques, CRC press, 2008.

2. Y. Leng, Materials Characterisation: Introduction to Microscopic and Spectroscopic Methods, John Wiley & Sons (Asia), 2008.

3. D.A. Skoog, F.J. Holler, S. R. Crouch, Instrumental Analysis, Cengage Learning, 2007.

4. W. Kemp, Organic Spectroscopy, 3rd ed., Pagrave, 2007.

5. W. W. Wendlandt, Thermal Methods of Analysis, John Wiley, 1974.

6. B. Raj, T. Jayakumar, M. Thavasimuthu, Practical Non-Destructive Testing, 2nd ed., Narosa Publishing House, 2002.


1. R.M. Silverstein, Spectrometric identification of organic compounds, 7th ed., John Wiley and Sons, 2007.

2. C.R. Brundle, C.A. Evans, S. Wilson, Encyclopedia of Materials Characterisation, Butterworth-Heineman, 1992