XUV

Education

The chair Industrial Focus Group XUV Optics is involved in teaching "Capita Selecta course XUV ", "Advanced Technology" (bachelor), "Business and society", "Fundamentals of materials-ST", "Fundamentals of materials-M3AT""Conference PDeng", "Applied Physics" (bachelor and master) "Nanotechnology" (master), "Surfaces and Thin Layers" .   

fundamentals of materials

The XUV group is involved in projects on "Materials for applications" within "Fundamentals of Materials" in the bachelor phase of Advanced Technology and Chemical Technology.   

Waves, Interference and probability

The XUV group is involved in lab courses in optics in the bachelor phase.

Wave Optics

The XUV group contributes to the Master level by teaching the following course for students who choose the optics track in physics. In wave optics, we cover many different aspects of the propagation of light: how pulses of light can be spread or compressed in time by materials; how lenses don’t focus light to a point and how to calculate just how good a lens will be; how particles scatter light, and how optical fibers shape the spatial and temporal properties of light as they guide it.

Surfaces and Thin Layers

Together with the PIN group, the XUV group contributes to the Master level course “Surfaces and Thin Layers” which is part of the Materials Physics track (course code 193550020). This course covers preparation of well-defined surfaces for surface science studies, as well as analysis of surface structure, electronic properties and composition. The specific contributions of the XUV group are currently: vacuum and sample preparation, scanning probe microscopy, ion scattering and adsorption/desorption.

Systems and Engineering

The XUV group contributes to the Master level course "Systems engineering". This course encompasses activities involved in the design, development, production and application of machines and instruments. The course intends to develop a design attitude, and teaches how to use basic rules (methods and techniques) for the analysis and synthesis of solutions for the problem of realising a given design. A Systems Engineering approach is used, which implies that the optimal functioning of the whole system during its entire lifecycle is concerned. This means that besides design and manufacturing, also use and disposal are considered. The material is treated form a practical point of view: emphasis is on the global insight in the design processes and methods and techniques for analysis and evaluation. Furthermore, practical use of these instruments is relevant. Therefore, during the second half of the term, students work on the case study, which is shaped as a kind of role play: the student teams form design subteams. So, students must once present a part of the case, discussing presentations of all other students, and once report on these discussions, which serves as a design evaluation meeting.