This is an advanced Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) course in x-ray microanalysis using energy-dispersive x-ray spectrometry (EDS). The prerequisite is successful completion of a SEM training or an equivalent level of experience. The SEM workshop will provide instruction and hands-on practice on performing EDS, analyzing difficult samples, mapping, and interpreting analysis results.
See below for course outline and additional information.
Upon satisfactory completion of this course the student will be able to:
Students are expected to successfully complete a variety of tasks in the form of hands-on exercises, laboratory exercises, identifications of unknowns, and quizzes. Students are notified at the end of the course whether or not they have successfully completed the requirements of the course based on:
Upon successfully meeting these requirements, a student is awarded a certificate of completion and CEU credits, if available. Those who have not successfully passed the course requirements do not receive a certificate or CEU credits.