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
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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.
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
|Form of assessment||Weight||Duration||Marks||Aid|
|Oral examination||1/1||Letter grades|
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 coordinator:Vidar Folke Hansen
Coordinator laboratory exercises:Wakshum Mekonnen Tucho
Head of Department:Mona Wetrhus Minde
Method of work
2 hours lectures and laboratory work as arranged. Compulsory laboratory exercises.
|Electron Microscopy (MOA130_1)||5|
By form and/or by discussions in class in accordance with university regulations.