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Electronmicroscopy (MSK510)

The course gives an introduction to transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) for characterization of microstructures in materials science.


Course description for study year 2022-2023. Please note that changes may occur.

Facts
Course code

MSK510

Version

1

Credits (ECTS)

5

Semester tution start

Spring

Number of semesters

1

Exam semester

Spring

Language of instruction

English, Norwegian

Content
An introduction to transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) for characterization of microstructures in materials science. Techniques and theory for imaging, diffraction and spectroscopy in electron microscopes and applications in materials science will be presented.
Learning outcome
At the end of the module, the student is expected to be able to:
  • know the working principle of both TEM and SEM
  • know about lens optics included aberrations and astigmatism
  • know about the signals from interactions between incoming electron and the materials
  • understand how the different signals can be used in order to get information from the materials
  • know basic principle for interpretation of experimental data from SEM and TEM
  • be able to evaluate the value of use SEM and/or TEM in a project
Required prerequisite knowledge
None
Exam
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Oral examination 1/1 Letter grades

Coursework requirements
Participation in laboratory work
3 Laboratory reports that must be approved in order to take the final exam. The laboratory reports are evaluated as passed/failed. The Language for the Laboratory reports and the final oral examination can be either Norwegian or English, according to the students' choice.
Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Vidar Folke Hansen
Coordinator laboratory exercises: Mona Wetrhus Minde
Coordinator laboratory exercises: Wakshum Mekonnen Tucho
Head of Department: Tor Henning Hemmingsen
Method of work
2 hours lectures and laboratory work as arranged. Compulsory laboratory exercises.
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Electron Microscopy (MOA130_1) 5
Open for
Structural and Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science Degree Programme
Course assessment
By form and/or by discussions in class in accordance with university regulations.
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