Identifying Data 2020/21
Subject (*) Thermal treatments and analysis by laser Code 730495007
Study programme
Mestrado Universitario en Materiais Complexos: Análise Térmica e Reoloxía (plan 2012)
Descriptors Cycle Period Year Type Credits
Official Master's Degree 2nd four-month period
First Optional 2
Teaching method Face-to-face
Department Enxeñaría Naval e Industrial
Nicolas Costa, Gines
Nicolas Costa, Gines
General description Este curso ten como obxectivo describir a caracterización de materiais mediante a análise de láser (especialmente na espectroscopia de emisión de plasma inducido por láser) e os efectos térmicos inducidos.
Contingency plan 1. Modificacións nos contidos
- Non se realizan cambios

2. Metodoloxías
*Metodoloxías docentes que se manteñen
– Sesión maxistral
– Prácticas de laboratorio
– Traballos tutelados (con Atención personalizada)

*Metodoloxías docentes que se modifican

3. Mecanismos de atención personalizada ao alumnado
– Correo electrónico: Diariamente. Para facer consultas, solicitar encontros virtuais, resolver dúbidas e facer o seguimento dos traballos tutelados.
– Moodle: Diariamente segundo a necesidade do alumando. Dispoñen de “foros temáticos asociados aos módulos” da materia para formular as consultas necesarias. Tamén dispoñen de “foros de actividade específica” para desenvolver as “Discusións dirixidas”, a través das que se se pon en práctica o desenvolvemento de contidos teóricos da materia.
– Teams: Sesións individuais en pequeno grupo para o seguimento e apoio na realización dos “traballos tutelados”. Esta dinámica permite facer un seguimento normalizado e axustado as necesidades da aprendizaxe do alumando para desenvolver o traballo da materia.

4. Modificacións na avaliación
- Non se realizan cambios

*Observacións de avaliación

5. Modificacións da bibliografía o webgrafía
- Non se realizan cambios

Study programme competencies
Code Study programme competences
A1 Set up and conduct tests using the techniques of thermal analysis and rheology most appropriate in each case, within the scope of complex materials
A5 Understanding the relationships between structure and properties of materials
B2 The students have the skill to apply their knowledge and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar contexts within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study
B3 That students are able to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments from an information that, being limited or not complete, includes reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments
B4 That the students can communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and last reasons behind that conclusions to specialized and non specialized audience in a clear and unambiguous way
B8 Applying a critical, logical and creative way of thinking
B13 Analysis-oriented attitude
B21 To assess the importance of research, innovation and technological developments in the socio-economic and cultural progress of society
C2 Have a good command of spoken and writing expression and understanding of a foreign language.
C4 Developing for the exercise of an open, educated, critical, committed, democratic and solidary citicenship, able to analyze reality, diagnose problems, formulate and implement solutions based on knowledge and oriented to the common good.
C6 Critically assessing the knowledge, technology and information available to solve the problems they face with.
C7 To assume as a professional and citizen the importance of learning throughout life.
C8 To assess the importance of research, innovation and technological development in the socio-economic and cultural progress of society.

Learning aims
Learning outcomes Study programme competences
Knowledge of the laser concepts and laser-interaction fundamentals Knowledge of the processes about laser materials treatments Knowledge of the processes about laser materials analyses AR1

Topic Sub-topic
The following blocks or topics develop the contents established in the Verification Report, which are: Laser irradiation of the material and subsequent thermal effects.
Treatments by laser heating. Laser-based instrumental methods for analysis and characterization of materials.
1. Laser fundamentals 1.1 Basic laser mechanisms
1.2 Optics and beam manipulation
1.3 Types of lasers
2. Laser heat treatment 2.1 Interaction phenomena
2.2 Basic regimes of the heating
2.3 Types of heat treatments
3. Laser analysis 3.1 Fundamentals of laser spectroscopy
3.2 Types of laser spectroscopy techniques
3.3 Laser induced plasma spectroscopy

Methodologies / tests Competencies Ordinary class hours Student’s personal work hours Total hours
Document analysis B2 B3 B4 B8 B13 C2 C4 C6 C7 C8 2 12 14
Laboratory practice A1 B2 B4 B8 B13 C6 4 12 16
Guest lecture / keynote speech A1 A5 B21 C2 12 6 18
Personalized attention 2 0 2
(*)The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies Description
Document analysis Work will be made on a specific technique based on scientific papers
Laboratory practice
Guest lecture / keynote speech Presentation with slides

Personalized attention
Document analysis
Discussion about how focusing the report

No academic dispensation accepted.

Methodologies Competencies Description Qualification
Document analysis B2 B3 B4 B8 B13 C2 C4 C6 C7 C8 Quality of the scientific report about the proposed theme 100
Assessment comments

The evaluation criteria in the 2nd opportunity are the same as those in
the 1st opportunity. Students with recognition of part-time dedication DO NOT
have an academic exemption of attendance exemption for Laboratory Practices,
although they will be given facilities regarding the dates of completion prior
communication. The criteria and evaluation activities for this student will be
the same as for the rest of the students.

Sources of information
Basic D.A. Cremers (2006). Handbook of Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy. Wiley
A.M. Prokhorov (1990). Laser Heating of Metals. Adam Hilger
W. Demtröder (1996). Laser spectroscopy basic concepts and instrumentation. Springer
C.D. Davis (1996). Lasers and Electro-Optics. Cambridge


Subjects that it is recommended to have taken before

Subjects that are recommended to be taken simultaneously

Subjects that continue the syllabus

Other comments

To help achieve a sustained immediate environment and meet the goal of action number 5: "Healthy and environmental and social teaching and research" of the "Green Campus Ferrol Action Plan", the following recommendations are made: 

- Make a sustainable use of resources and the prevention of negative impacts on the natural environment.

- The delivery of the documentary works that are made in this matter: it will be done through Moodle, in digital format without the need to print them. If it is necessary to make them on paper.

- Plastics will not be used.

- Double-sided prints will be made.

- Recycled paper will be used. 

- The printing of drafts will be avoided.

(*)The teaching guide is the document in which the URV publishes the information about all its courses. It is a public document and cannot be modified. Only in exceptional cases can it be revised by the competent agent or duly revised so that it is in line with current legislation.