Applied X-ray spectroscopy

Teaching

Anna teaches the following courses and you can find more information about them below.

CHEM0029 – Intense Radiation Sources for Chemistry – Surfaces and Interfaces
This is a fourth year undergraduate course covering the key concepts of investigating surfaces and interfaces using intense radiation sources such as synchrotrons and X_ray free electron lasers. The course focuses mainly on the use of X-ray spectroscopy techniques.

Lecture slides are available to all students through Moodle and all lectures are recorded.

CHEM0024/25/26 – Synthesis & Characterisation Techniques in Chemistry
Anna is responsible for the thin film practical in synthesis 2 for third year undergraduate students (Practical F, Deposition of Functional Thin-Film Materials by Sol-Gel Synthesis). In this lab course, synthesize thin films of crystalline functional materials and use diffraction and spectroscopy techniques for phase identification of the reaction products. It also looks at how surface morphology can affect the wetting properties of thin film materials.

CHEM0058/9 – Advanced Chemical Research Project
Anna is a member of the examining panel for final year undergraduate research projects.

CDT course – X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
This is a graduate course which is delivered as part of the UCL/Imperial/Trinity College Dublin CDT in Advanced Materials Characterisation. It gives an introduction to X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and is split into two parts. Firstly, a number of lectures will cover the background, concepts, technique requirements, types, and applications of XPS. Secondly, the students will have the opportunity to get their hands on some real data and get to gribs with different ways of approaching data analysis as well as using one commonly used analysis software package in a practical session.