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This module starts off with the underlying principles of atomic force microscopy both for static and dynamic measurements at the nanoscale. We will then cover each constituent component of the microscope including design criteria and calibration. This will be followed by exploring the range of applications of AFM in the life sciences and nanotechnology. The module will include practical hands on experience of atomic force microscopy via a series of practicals so that you are well-equipped to apply AFM during the project component of the MSc course if you wish to do so.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Examination: 2 hour examination based on course content (lectures, continuous assessment, practicals, and reading materials).||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Homeworks, data analysis reports, practical write up, and presentation||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|In-Module Resit||Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities
You will receive feedback individually and as a group for continuous assessment activities. Peer feedback during practicals and presentations will also be utilised.