10 Credits AUTUMN

Cannot be taken with: MAT6311

Aims/Description: This 10 credit module provides a comprehensive overview of key techniques for physical and chemical imaging of natural tissues, cells and biomaterials. It covers imaging techniques including scanning electron, confocal, atomic force and multiphoton microscopy, as well as FTIR and Raman spectroscopy. It provides a comprehensive overview of these techniques, considering the theory behind them together with the limitations, benefits, and practical requirements for each technique. This module aims to equip a non-specialist audience with a broad perspective of the variety of techniques that exist, to give them a basic understanding of how each technique works and to instill an appreciation of the advantages and disadvantages of each technique for a given application.

Staff Contact: GREEN NICOLA H
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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