CHEM40850 Introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy

Academic Year 2022/2023

In the world of Nanotechnology, Material Science and Life Science, transmission electron microscopy has become an essential tool to investigate materials and correlate structures to properties. This lecture series will provide grounding in the fundamental theory, operating principles and applications of the electron microscope.
In the lectures, the basic electron optics, basic principles of TEM imaging and diffraction, radiation damage and image recording and processing are introduced. In the practical sessions, participants will get hands-on experience with particular attention on demonstrating the meaning of some of the most fundamental concepts covered during the lecture course.

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Learning Outcomes:

Basic notions of electron microscopy – interaction electron/matter – electron diffraction – different imaging modes in TEM – image interpretation.

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Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Written Examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam Not specified Graded No


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