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.
This course includes pre- and post-course modules as part of our blended learning program.
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.