05-MCM-1-P1 Analytical Methods I

Representative: Michael Wendschuh


- Basics and principles of instrumental analytics
- Spectroscopy, diffractometry and imaging techniques
- Fundamentals of selected analytical methods
- Sample preparation, performing of measurements and evaluation of the results
- Report writing
Each method is briefly presented in a lecture, which is followed by practical exercises in small groups of students. The results of the exercises have to be summarized in a report.

Learning Outcome

- Basic analytical skills
- Knowledge of application fields and limitations of various analytical methods


Basics in chemistry and physics


180 hours / 6 CP
14 x 5 = 70 h presence time
14 x 5 = 70 h preparation and post processing
40 h exams and preparation


module exam (combined marks):

laboratory reportnot graded
written exam100 %


• Goldstein, J. et al.: Scanning electron microscopy and X-ray microanalysis, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publ. (2003)
• Potts, P.J.: A Handbook of Silicate Rock Analysis, Blackie&Son, Glasgow (1992) AAS, ICP-OES, XRF, EDX, Microprobe, ICP-MS, u.a.
• Perry, D.L.: Instrumental Surface Analysis of Geological Materials, VCH-Verlag (1990)