Synchrotron Radiation Methods, 5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 33%, Campus

    Start date: 31 October 2022

    End date: 15 January 2023

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-13000 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

    Registration: 17 October 2022 – 30 October 2022

Entry requirements: 120 credits and Quantum Materials I. Electromagnetic Field Theory is recommended. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,083

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,083

About the course

The course prepares you for use of modern synchrotron radiation sources and free-electron lasers. It comprises the theoretical basis for electromagnetic radiation from relativistic electrons, radiation from bend magnets and insertion devices, the properties of the radiation in terms of energy distribution, brilliance, polarization, time structure and coherence. Applications in physics, chemistry, biology, materials science and nanoscience will be covered, especially concerning methods for studying electronic and magnetic structure; X-ray absorption, magnetic X-ray dichroism, electron spectroscopy and inelastic X-ray scattering, structural methods; crystallography SAXS/WAXS (small-angle and wide angle X-ray scattering), and imaging methods; X-ray microscopy and X-ray tomography.

An overview of the latest development in synchrotron-radiation techniques will be given, e.g. concerning extremely intense ultrashort X-ray pulses, and new coincidence techniques.

More information


Department of Physics and Astronomy

Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA

Study counsellor


Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21