This course provides practical, hands-on learning for new and experienced operators, utilizing lectures, demonstrations, and direct student participation. Two experienced TEM analysts are instructors, tailoring discussions to suit individual skill levels and interests.
The course provides a foundation for new Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) operators, and teaches students the skills necessary to align a TEM, and select parameters for acquisition of images, energy dispersive X-ray spectra, and electron diffraction patterns. Students with prior experience learn how to better utilize the multiple analytical capabilities of the TEM for real-world materials characterization.
Those interested in learning basic microscope operations and use of digital cameras for biological imaging will also benefit from this course.
This is a practical, hands-on TEM course, designed for the new user, or for experienced operators who desire additional training in practical techniques on a state-of-the-art instrument:
All instrumentation, materials, and supplies necessary for successful completion of this course will be provided onsite by the Hooke College of Applied Sciences.
"I got some good ideas for things to try with my samples. The course met my objective." Sherwin-Williams Co.
"Classroom is very conducive to learning. Instructors were well equipped and highly knowledgeable of their subject matter. I plan to be back with the rest of our staff at Stanford." Standford Hospital
"Wonderful instructors, easy to understand. I am very happy with what I took from the course and plan on returning." West Virginia University
Students are expected to successfully complete a variety of tasks in the form of hands-on exercises, laboratory exercises, identifications of unknowns, and quizzes. In addition, the students are required to have 100% attendance during the course, participate in class, complete a student evaluation form and pre and post course assessment forms.
The student is notified at the end of the course whether or not they have successfullycompleted the requirements of the course based on:
Upon successfully meeting these requirements, a student is awarded a certificate of completion andCEU credits, if available. Those who have not successfully passed the course requirements do not receive a certificate or CEU credits.