Course Description

Course Name

X-Ray Crystallography

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course covers the basic crystallography, structure of materials and X-ray diffraction with theory and applications.

Course Objectives
This course is for understanding how the structure of a material determines its properties and designing proper tools and techniques to analyze the materials.

Introduction to crystallography

Geometry of crystals

Structure of materials

Crystalline plane and orientation


Reciprocal lattice



X-ray diffractometer I

X-ray diffractometer II

Powder diffraction

Bulk diffraction

SEM analysis

TEM analysis

Nanocrystalline structure

Final exam

*Course content subject to change