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327-0703-00L  Electron Microscopy in Material Science

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersK. Kunze, R. Erni, S. Gerstl, F. Gramm, F. Krumeich
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractA comprehensive understanding of the interaction of electrons with condensed matter and details on the instrumentation and methods designed to use these probes in the structural and chemical analysis of various materials.
ObjectiveA comprehensive understanding of the interaction of electrons with condensed matter and details on the instrumentation and methods designed to use these probes in the structural and chemical analysis of various materials.
ContentThis course provides a general introduction into electron microscopy of organic and inorganic materials. In the first part, the basics of transmission- and scanning electron microscopy are presented. The second part includes the most important aspects of specimen preparation, imaging and image processing. In the third part, recent applications in materials science, solid state physics, structural biology, structural geology and structural chemistry will be reported.
Lecture notesEnglisch
LiteratureTransmission Electron Microscopy, L. Reimer; Einführung in die Elektronenmikroskopie, M. v. Heimendahl. Williams, Carter: Transmission Electron Microscopy, Plenum Press, 1996. Hawkes, Valdrè: Biophysical Electron Microscopy, Academic Press, 1990.
Frank: Electron Tomography, Plenum Press, 1992.
Erni: Aberration-corrected imaging in transmission electron microscopy, Imperial College Press (2010, and 2nd ed. 2015)